Press Release - 05/17/2018 On 05/16/18, at approximately 1358 hours, members of the Decatur Police Department / Macon County Sheriff’s Office Interdiction Team, which are assigned to the Decatur Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit, stopped a vehicle in the vicinity of the 152-westbound mile marker off of I72. During the traffic stop, contact was made with the driver (in his 30’s) and sole occupant of the vehicle. Another Interdiction Detective responded with their K-9 partner and conducted a free air sniff around this vehicle, upon which the K-9 alerted to the presence of illegal drug odors emanating from the vehicle. During a subsequent search of the vehicle, Detectives located a concealed compartment which contained 2 packages, the total of which was later discovered to be approximately 2,596 grams of field tested positive cocaine. While attempting to arrest the driver following the discovery of the packages in the concealed compartment, he ran from Interdiction Detectives and fled into a wooded area. Following the response from other Decatur Police Officers / Detectives, Macon County Sheriff’s Office Deputies / Detectives, Illinois State Police Troopers, Illinois Conservation Officers and an agent from the Drug Enforcement Administration, the subject was apprehended near the area of Parr / Klamath Roads southeast of Argenta, IL. He was taken into custody at approximately 1740 hours on 5/16/2018. The arrested received some minor injuries due to fleeing from Detectives through densely wooded areas. He was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for these minor injuries, as well as symptoms of apparent heat exposure. The individual faces arrest for Manufacture / Delivery of Cocaine Over 900 grams. The street sell value of this cocaine is approximately $259,600.00. The Decatur Police Department and Macon County Sheriffs Office thanks the additional above listed agencies and area residents for their assistance in ensuring the apprehension of the driver.