McLean authorities find $21,000 worth of oxycodone in Tuesday bust

McLean authorities find $21,000 worth of oxycodone in Tuesday bust

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Three Detroit-area men were arrested in McLean County and charged with felonies after police say they found hundreds of oxycodone pills on them during a Tuesday traffic stop on U.S. Highway 83.

Keron Carter-Whaley-El, Daivon Perkins, and Harvey Hull Jr., all 19, are charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, according to court documents.

A McLean County sheriff’s deputy became suspicious of their behavior during the traffic stop. There was evidence in the car -- dryer sheets and a hollowed-out jar of peanut butter -- of attempts to throw off K-9 detection, according to an affidavit. Authorities say they found a total of 262 oxycodone pills with a value of nearly $21,000 on the men.

All three men made initial court appearances Wednesday. South Central District Judge Gail Hagerty set bail at $10,000 for Carter-Whaley-El and at $7,500 each for Perkins and Hull. They were still in jail Thursday afternoon. Preliminary appearances for the men are Feb. 5. Attorneys aren’t listed for them in court documents.

Reach Travis Svihovec at 701-250-8260 or Travis.Svihovec@bismarcktribune.com

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