Two arraigned on heroin charges after stop on I-57

Two arraigned on heroin charges after stop on I-57

WATSEKA — Two Champaign County men were arraigned Friday on charges that they had $22,400 worth of heroin during a traffic stop on Interstate 57 in Iroquois County.

Tony L. Brock, 30, of Rantoul and Rakeem S. Sallee, 23, of Urbana were charged Thursday in Iroquois County Circuit Court with one count each of unlawful possession of 100-400 grams of heroin with intent to deliver, a Class X felony, and unlawful possession of 100-400 grams of heroin, which is a Class 1 felony.

The charges stem from a traffic stop Wednesday during which police found 4 ounces of suspected heroin, with a street value of $22,400, according to District 21 Illinois State Police.

Judge Gordon Lustfeldt set bond Friday at $300,000 for Brock and $150,000 for Sallee. Both remained Friday afternoon at the county jail in Watseka.

Both indicated they would hire private attorneys. Brock is due in court at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 10, while Sallee's next appearance is at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 9.

The traffic stop occurred about 2:15 p.m. Wednesday after a state trooper patrolling I-57 in Iroquois County saw a speeding vehicle, according to a news release from state police.

While speaking with Sallee, the driver, the trooper noticed he and Brock, the passenger, were showing signs of extreme nervousness, the release said.

Four ounces of heroin was recovered during a vehicle search, the release said.

Sallee was also issued a ticket for speeding.

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