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Oquawka, Ill. (KWQC) – A traffic obstruction led to suspected stolen property and drug arrests in Henderson County. On Monday, February 1, 2020, a MP stopped a pickup truck that was pulling a flatbed trailer with an excavator east of Oquawka on Highway 164. The MP noticed several violations and knew that the driver was wanted on an arrest warrant. The deputy then checked the trailer and backhoe loader and found that they had been reported as stolen. The trailer was reported stolen from Coralville, Iowa, and the backhoe was believed to have been stolen from Warren County. A search of the truck also found drug paraphernalia, 23 grams of marijuana and 43 grams of methamphetamine.

The driver of the pickup truck, 33-year-old Cody A. Jones of Oquawka, was arrested for no-show on multiple charges, a warrant against Mercer County for retail theft and possession of stolen property, He was also arrested for possession of methamphetamine with the intent of Delivery accused. Also arrested was Matthew S. Millage, 45, of Keithsburg, Illinois. Millage is charged with possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of delivery. Additional fees can be submitted later.

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