Georgia man charged with trafficking drugs in McLean County

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PEORIA (WEEK) — A man from Stockbridge, Georgia has been indicted on charges related to drug trafficking and firearms.

Tidas Thompson, also known as Titus Thomas, 44, was indicted September 21 — the indictment alleges that Thompson knowingly possessed with the intent to distribute 29 grams or more of a cocaine-based mixture or substance, possessed a firearm during drug trafficking and possessed a firearm as a felon.

He was arrested after a traffic stop on I-55 South in McLean County, Illinois, on August 15, 2021, and is currently in the custody of the United States Marshals Service, according to a release from the Department of Justice.

If Thompson is convicted, he faces:

A minimum statutory penalty of five years and a maximum penalty of 40 years imprisonment on the drug trafficking charge
A minimum penalty of five years and maximum penalty of life imprisonment on the posession of a firearm during drug trafficking charge
A maximum of 10 years imprisonment on the possession of a firearm as a felon charge

Each count carries a maximum fine of $250,000.

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