traffic stop was initiated late Friday morning at the Mach 1 gas station in Charleston that led to four arrests and the seizure of drugs and money.
At approximately 11:25 a.m. authorities pulled over a black 2003 Nissan SUV
after Charleston Police had received information regarding suspected gun and drug activity.
traffic stop was initiated by the Coles County Sheriff’s Department along with assistance from the East Central Illinois Drug Task Force and the Charleston Police Department.
One suspect, Kenneth Ghaziani ignored
police commands and fled from the vehicle. A short pursuit resulted in the arrest of Ghaziani inside the County Market grocery store. The other two suspects were arrested during the vehicle stop.
A search incident to arrest
was conducted on the vehicle, which resulted in the seizure of suspected Methamphetamine and Cocaine along with a small amount of currency.
These three suspects, along
with Antonio L. Ghaziani, 24, of Charleston are also suspected in causing damage to numerous vehicle around Charleston on Thursday night and Friday morning. Antonio Ghaziani was arrested for his part in the criminal damage incidents. All four suspects were placed in the Coles County Safety and Detention Center pending a court appearance.
(Charleston Police Department)