(PEORIA, IL) Thursday, April 13, 2023, at approximately 6:30 a.m. members of the Peoria Police Department’s Special Investigations Division (SID) and SWAT executed a search warrant at a residence in the 2400 block of W. Howett.
During a search of the residence officers located four handguns. One of the handguns was stolen. Police also located illegal drugs, drug packaging, drug paraphernalia and U.S. currency.
male identified as 32-year-old Rico C. Booker was placed into custody without incident.
Booker was transported to the Peoria Police Department for interviewing purposes and subsequently arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, Possession of Cannabis, Possession of Cannabis with Intent to Deliver, Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamines, No FOID, Possession of a Weapon by a Felon (4 counts), Possession of a Defaced Firearm, Possession of a Stolen Firearm and Armed Violence.
Booker was transported to the Peoria County Jail.
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