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ILLINOIS STATE POLICE MAKES ARREST AND SEIZES APPROXIMATELY 49 POUNDS OF COCAINE/FENTANYL IN IROQUOIS COUNTY

 The Illinois State Police (ISP) arrested 45-year-old Juan Carlos Oliva Lopez from Houston, TX for Controlled Substance Trafficking (Class X Felony). On February 19, 2024 at approximately 3:01 p.m., an ISP trooper conducted a federal motor carrier safety compliance inspection traffic stop on a Freightliner semi on Interstate 57 northbound just south of Ashkum, in Iroquois County. During the traffic stop, numerous indicators of criminal activity were observed. A consent search revealed approximately 49 lbs. of suspected cocaine/fentanyl, with a street value of almost $700,000. Lopez was taken into custody and transported to the Iroquois County Jail. The Iroquois County State’s Attorney’s Office charged Lopez with Controlled Substance Trafficking. No further information is available.

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