Man arrested after allegedly bringing illegal drugs into Peoria County Courthouse

James W. Coates
James W. Coates(Peoria County Sheriff's Office / 25News Now)
Published: May. 25, 2023 at 4:33 PM CDT
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PEORIA (25News Now) - A man was arrested Wednesday after the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office says courthouse security found a large amount of illegal drugs on him - along with having a warrant.

James W. Coates was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver and a traffic warrant after the sheriff’s office said around 30 grams of powder cocaine, around five grams of crack cocaine an over 50 methamphetamine pills were allegedly found hidden in a second pair of sweatpants.

The drugs were all allegedly separated and packaged for sale.

Coates was booked into the Peoria County Jail.