St. Louis man arrested in Quincy on drug charges

Posted: Aug. 29, 2013 8:57 pm Updated: Sep. 12, 2013 9:15 pm

A minor traffic violation Thursday morning on Ill. 57 near R.J. Peters Drive led to the arrest of a Missouri man on a charge of controlled substance trafficking.

Terron L. Cartmill, 36, of St. Louis was a passenger in a vehicle stopped by Quincy Police around 10:30 a.m.

An investigation during the stop led to calling the Adams County Sheriff's Department's K-9 to the scene. Adams County K-9 "Bricks" alerted officers to the presence of narcotics.

Cartmill was arrested and taken to the Adams County Sheriff's Department, where he was found to have cocaine and heroin concealed inside his body. Cartmill, who is on parole in Missouri, was held in the Adams County Jail on charges of controlled substance trafficking, unlawful possession of cocaine with intent to deliver and unlawful possession of heroin.

The driver of the vehicle, Patrick Lewis, 53, of Quincy, was arrested on charges of driving while revoked and failure to signal when required. Lewis was taken to the Adams County Jail and released after posting bond.

City and county officers were assisted in the investigation by the West Central Illinois Task Force.