(PEORIA, IL) Wednesday, September 6, 2023, at approximately 3:44 p.m. members of the Peoria Police Department’s Special Investigations Division (SID) observed an adult male conducting an illegal drug transaction from inside a vehicle in the 100 block of NE Monroe.
During the course of the investigation, officers observed the subject identified as 43-year-old Telis D. Bailey conducting several other illegal drug transactions
in the downtown area.
Officers followed the vehicle and observed it come to a stop at a business in the 800 block of NE Jefferson. When Bailey exited the vehicle officers approached him and placed him into custody without incident.
During a search of the vehicle, officers located a large amount of illegal drugs and U.S. currency inside.
Bailey 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, and several traffic offenses.
Bailey was transported to the Peoria County Jail.
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