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Traffic Stop in Grundy County Leads to Seizure of Guns, Pot and Money

Illinois State Police are releasing details after a traffic stop earlier in the week led the seizure of multiple firearms, cannabis and U.S. currency. It was on December 15th that State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Interstate 80 eastbound just south of Division Street in Grundy County. During the traffic stop troopers obtained probable cause to search the vehicle.

A search of the car found 103 pounds of cannabis, three firearms of which one was reported stolen and $20,259 in U.S. money. 33-year-old Henry O. Umpierre of Cleveland, Ohio was arrested and charged with Attempt to Manufacture/Deliver Cannabis-More than 5,000 grams, Attempt Cannabis Tracking-More than 5,000 grams, Possession of Cannabis-More than 5,000 grams, Conspire/Possession of a Weapon By Convicted Felon, Possession of a Stolen Firearm and Armed Violence.

Umpierre is being lodged at the Grundy County Jail and has been formally charged by the Grundy County State’s Attorney. His bond is set at $150,000.

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