A Chicago man is facing charges after a traffic stop in Decatur County last week. “The Greensburg Daily News” is reporting that Grensburg Police responded to a call about a possible drunk driver on I-74 last Friday. When they pulled the van over near exit 134, the driver, 34-year-old Antwain Triplett, allegedly put the van is gear and fled. That resulted in minor injuries to one officer who was clipped by the vehicle.
The paper says the pursuit proceeded on to State Road 3 North and ended at the intersection at County Road 300 North. Triplett was then taken into custody without further incident. A search of the van allegedly resulted in the discovery of 200 grams of heroin and 10 grams of marijuana.
The report states that Triplett is facing preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement, Dealing a Narcotic Drug, Possession of a Narcotic Drug, Obstruction of Justice, Possession of Marijuana and Maintaining a Common Nuisance. The paper says that these charges are enhanced as Triplett is an habitual offender.
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