Three out of state residents arrested near Effingham for trafficking drugs

Three out of state residents arrested near Effingham for trafficking drugs

EFFINGHAM COUNTY, IL — Illinois State Police, in cooperation with the South Eastern Illinois Drug Task Force arrested three individuals on drug charges during a traffic stop Sunday on Interstate 70.

According to ISP, around 9:11 Sunday morning, 29-year-old Delia Gonzalez-Salgado of Oregon,

28-year-old Roberto Morales-Moreno,

and 24-year-old Elder Ramirez-Bautista, both of California,

were arrested for Class X felony Cannabis Trafficking More Than 5,000 Grams. Following the traffic stop, consent to search the vehicle was received, and suspected cannabis was found inside the vehicle. Agents with the South Eastern Illinois Drug Task Force, which includes the Salem Police Department, interviewed the occupants of the vehicle and during the course of the investigation all three occupants were arrested for Cannabis Trafficking.

Gonzalez-Salgado, Ramirez-Bautista, and Morales-Moreno were all charged with possession with Class X felony intent to deliver more than 5,000 grams of cannabis and cannabis trafficking more than 5,000 grams. Gonzalez-Salgado and Morales-Moreno received additional charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Gonzalez-Salgado, Morales-Moreno, and Ramirez-Bautista are all currently being held at the Effingham County Jail on a bond set at $100,000 each.

The investigation remains open and ongoing. No further information will be disseminated by the Illinois State Police.

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