Two Chicago residents were arrested in Bloomington and are facing charges for large possession and sale of drugs.

According to a Bloomington Police report, at 7:35 p.m. Saturday a second shift patrol officer stopped a vehicle for traffic violations near the intersection of West Washington Street and Euclid Avenue.

Other officers and a BPD K9 unit assisted with the stop, the report stated.

Police said that during the stop, officers developed probable cause to search the vehicle. A search of the vehicle was completed, and police seized 64.5 grams of crack cocaine, 5.5 grams of powder cocaine and 207 pills later identified as MDMA/ecstasy, methamphetamine. They also seized 254 grams of cannabis and other drug packaging materials.

The occupants of the vehicle were identified as Rosemary Vortes, 22, and Darren Jackson, 34, both Chicago residents. They were arrested on multiple drug charges.

The charges included manufacture and delivery of cocaine and methamphetamine, meth delivery, possession of meth, possession of cocaine, possession of ecstasy, manufacture and delivery of cannabis and possession of cannabis.

Vortes was charged additionally with obstructing justice, a McLean County felony warrant, a McLean County traffic warrant and a Macon County felony warrant.

Both Vortes and Jackson are being held at the McLean County Jail.

GRACE BARBIC is the News Editor for The Vidette. She can be contacted at mgbarbi@ilstu.edu. Follow her on Twitter at @gracebarbic


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