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Illinois State Police find over 62lbs of cocaine and heroin

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BUREAU COUNTY, Ill. (WREX) — An Illinois State Police District 17 trooper is being credited with stopping a drug trafficking operation thanks to a traffic stop that led to the discovery of over 62 pounds of cocaine and heroin.

On Sunday, the trooper pulled a black 2014 Ford Explorer over on I-80 near milepost 72 in Bureau County for speeding. During the traffic stop, the trooper says the odor of burnt cannabis was detected while speaking with the Explorer's driver, 41-year-old Patrick S. Romolt of Arizona.

A subsequent search of the car found a small amount of cannabis and two duffle bags full of over 62 pounds of a substance that later tested positive for both cocaine and heroin.

Romolt faces federal charges of possession of over five kilos of cocaine with intent to distribute. A second occupant of the SUV was released without charges.

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