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Posted on: June 16, 2023

[ARCHIVED] 6/16/23 Aggravated UUW/Poss. of Controlled Substance

(PEORIA, IL) Thursday, June 15, 2023, at approximately 11:42 p.m. Peoria Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that rolled through a stop sign at Webster and Howett.
The vehicle continued to move at a slow pace and eventually came to a complete stop at the intersection of Webster and McBean.
During the stop, officers observed several occupants inside the vehicle. One of the passengers identified as 18-year-old Jahbrae Harper had an active warrant and was immediately arrested. 
While officers were making the arrest, they observed a small amount of drugs next to the front seat passenger identified as 42-year-old Aubrae M. Harper. 
During a search of the vehicle, officers located a loaded firearm.
Jahbrae Harper (son) was subsequently arrested for Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Possession of a Firearm without a Valid FOID Card and an Active Warrant.
Aubrea M. Harper (father) was arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Both men were transported to the Peoria County Jail.
If you have any information regarding any violent crimes, please contact the Peoria Police Department at (309) 673-4521, tip411 (anonymously), or Crime Stoppers (anonymously) at (309) 673-9000.
**All suspects and arrestees are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. **

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