North Carolina Man Arrested in White County on Multiple Drug Charges

North Carolina Man Arrested in White County on Multiple Drug Charges

WHITE COUNTY — A Raleigh, North Carolina man was arrested Thursday on multiple drug-related charges following a traffic stop on I-64 in rural White County.

Illinois State Police say 31-year-old Tony Maurice Boose is currently in the White County Jail in Carmi  charged with DUI-Drugs; Possession of Cannabis more than 2,000 grams, but less than 5,000 grams; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Illegal Possession of Alcohol; Speeding; and a Motor Carrier Safety Log Book violation.

During the early morning hours Thursday, an ISP District 19 Trooper stopped a truck tractor/semitrailer combination vehicle, driven by Boose, for speeding on Interstate 64 in rural White County. During the traffic stop, the trooper discovered over 3,000 grams of cannabis, cannabis edibles, cannabis wax, numerous items of drug paraphernalia, and an open alcohol container. In addition, over $130,000 cash was located and seized from the cab of the truck tractor.

The Southern Illinois Drug Task Force (SIDTF) and the White County State’s Attorney assisted ISP with this investigation.