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2 accused of drug, weapon possession after traffic stop

Items seized in I-64 traffic stop. (Source: Illinois State Police) Items seized in I-64 traffic stop. (Source: Illinois State Police)
WAYNE COUNTY, IL (KFVS) -

Two people were arrested after a traffic stop on Interstate 64 in rural Wayne County, Illinois on Tuesday, Dec. 2.

Nathan R. Morean, 24, was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Kristina A. Rayburn, 23, was charged with possession of methamphetamine (less than 5 grams), possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful use of a weapon.

According to Illinois State Police, the pair, both from Virginia Beach, Virginia, were pulled over around 6:08 p.m.

They say they pulled over a 2014 U-Haul truck on I-64 at mile post 110 for having only one headlight. While speaking with the driver, Morean, police say they smelled cannabis from inside the vehicle.

Two Wayne County deputy sheriffs, along with a K9 unit, responded and helped at the scene.

Police say a K9 search of the vehicle indicated the presence of contraband.

During a search of the vehicle, police say 30 grams of cannabis, a small amount of meth and numerous items of drug paraphernalia were found. In addition, they say two handguns, one rifle, 78 pounds of ammunition and a spring-loaded knife were found.

According to police, a total of $12,158 was also seized.

Morean and Rayburn were transported to the Wayne County Jail in Fairfield, Ill. where they were held pending a court appearance.

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