On Tuesday, an officer with the Fairbury Police Department conducted a traffic stop in Fairbury near Ninth Street and I Street, which resulted in the arrest of one person for a host of felony charges.
Chief of the Fairbury Police Department Chad Sprunk explained that the officer conducted a traffic stop after noticing a problem with the vehicle’s lights.
“The officer observed a light malfunction and stopped the vehicle,” said Sprunk. “During the traffic stop, the officer became suspicious of possible illegal activity inside the vehicle.”
The officer contacted the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office for assistance from the K9 Unit, which alerted law enforcement to the presence of illegal substances. He explained that Tori L. Schultz, 22, of Fairbury, was arrested at the scene after a disturbance.
“The officers removed the subjects from the vehicle,” Sprunk said. “One of the subjects became very aggravated, and began resisting the officer. The subject was placed in handcuffs. The officers located a syringe with a clear substance inside of it that later tested positive for methamphetamine. They also located a green marijuana grinder with residue inside that tested positive for marijuana.”
Schultz was booked on charges of possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine, possession of narcotic equipment and possession of marijuana, less than one ounce. Sprunk explained that the incident remains under investigation and that additional charges may be coming. He noted that Schultz has faced similar charges in the past.
The driver of the vehicle was issued a repair card for the malfunctioning light and released from the scene.