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Posted on: November 17, 2023

[ARCHIVED] 11/17/23 UPSC/Felon Possession of a Weapon

(PEORIA, IL) Thursday, November 16, 2023, at approximately 10:06 a.m., members of the Peoria Police Department’s Special Investigations Division (SID) investigated complaints concerning the unlawful delivery of controlled substances in the 2200 block of W. Garden.
During the course of the investigation, officers observed a vehicle associated with the suspect parked in front of the above location. Officers then observed the suspect, identified as 51-year-old Percy Lee Renfro leave the residence, enter the vehicle and drive away.
A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle and Renfro was detained without incident.
Officers then executed a search warrant at the residence. The search resulted in the seizure of illegal drugs, a loaded handgun, ammunition, drug packaging, and drug equipment.
Renfro was interviewed at the Peoria Police Department and subsequently arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Equipment, No FOID, and Possession of a Firearm by a Felon.
He was 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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