Trident, the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team, has announced a significant methamphetamine bust. According to Bureau County Sheriff Jim Reed, a traffic stop on July 9th led to the discovery of a cache of Methamphetamine hidden in a vehicle. At approximately 10:49 Am on July 9th, Trident officers pulled over a 2020 GMC Yukon on Interstate 80 Eastbound near Bureau County for a Speeding violation. Inside the vehicle was 33 year old Lakieesha York of Detroit, Michigan. Trident used a drug sniffing dog for a free air sniff of the vehicle which led to a rear interior panel of the vehicle.
Inside that rear panel were 13 vacuum sealed packages containing approximately 25 pounds of methamphetamine. York was arrested at the scene and taken to the Princeton Police Department. Following further investigation, York was transferred to the Bureau County Jail where she faces a felony charge of Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver. A Class X Felony. Trident officers stated that the value of the methamphetamine, depending on whether it was sold by the pound or by the gram, could be anywhere from $300,000.00 to nearly 1 Million dollars.