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The 27-year-old man, a passenger in the vehicle, was arrested Thursday at the Macon County Law Enforcement Center and faces a preliminary charge of delivery of 5 to 15 grams of meth. The vehicle's 39-year-old driver was arrested the night of the traffic stop on preliminary charges that included armed violence and possession of 100 to 400 grams of meth. 

Macon County sheriff's office: $13,500 in meth found in traffic stop

A signed affidavit said deputies pulled over the vehicle at 8:23 p.m. Jan. 1 at U.S. 51 and Barnett Avenue in Forsyth for failing to use a turn signal and for not having rear registration light. During a search of the vehicle, a large amount of meth, suspected hallucinogenics and an illegally possessed firearm was discovered, the affidavit said.

The affidavit said that after the driver was taken into custody, the 27-year-old passenger was interviewed by deputies at the law enforcement center.

The affidavit said he told deputies that he removed a plastic baggie with about 14 grams (half an ounce) of meth from the passenger side floorboard and put it inside a backpack to hide it. Deputies later searched the man's phone and found evidence that he was involved in a recent sale of meth, the affidavit said. 

The affidavit does not state why he was not arrested the night of the traffic stop.

The 27-year-old was being held in the Macon County Jail on Friday in lieu of $30,000 bond. Preliminary charges are subject to review by the Macon County State's Attorney's Office. 

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


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