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DECATUR — Sheriff's deputies say a traffic stop led to a man's arrest after a psychedelic drug was found in his backpack. 

A signed affidavit said the incident happened at about 2:22 a.m. on July 19 at the intersection of North Jasper and East Condit streets. The arrested man was the front seat passenger in a vehicle driven by another 35-year old man, which deputies say was pulled over because of an improperly lit rear license plate. 

The affidavit said K-9 officer Chance was deployed and alerted deputies to the presence of drugs. During a search of the vehicle, deputies found a small, camouflage colored container within a backpack that the arrested man said was his, police said.

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Inside of that container was a small container that had a green and yellow colored powder that was sent to an Illinois State Police forensics lab for testing. The affidavit said the substance was found to be N,N-Dimethyltryptamine, also known as DMT — a psychedelic drug with effects similar to LSD. 

The man was arrested Thursday on a preliminary charge of possession of a controlled substance, which is subject to review by the Macon County State's Attorney's Office. Records show that the man was not held in the Macon County Jail on Friday. 

He is scheduled to be arraigned in court on Oct. 16. 

2018 mug shots from the Herald & Review

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Contact Jaylyn Cook at (217) 421-7980. Follow him on Twitter: @jaylyn_HR


Public Safety Reporter

Public safety reporter for the Herald & Review.

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