Ipava man arrested for meth during traffic stop

MACOMB, Ill. (NEWS3) — McDonough County Sheriff’s Department arrested an Ipava man after police found meth during a traffic stop.

McDonough County Sheriff Nick Petitgout said 32-year-old Corey Ford was stopped for speeding at the intersection of Illinois Route 41 and Illinois Route 95 in rural McDonough County Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. Petitgout said Ford did not have a valid drivers’ license.

During the traffic stop, the deputy smelled raw cannabis coming from inside the vehicle and Ford later showed a small amount of cannabis not packaged correctly.

Petitgout said Ford also had a warrant in the county. He was arrested and taken to McDonough County Jail.

After Ford arrived at the jail, the deputy found a glass smoking device and less than five grams of methamphetamine in the back seat of the patrol car where Ford was sitting.

Ford was charged with possession of methamphetamine under five grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also issued citations for speeding, driving without insurance and driving without a valid drivers’ license.

He’s currently in jail pending bond.