Ecstasy pills found at Kewanee accident


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Originally Posted Online: July 02, 2012, 6:51 pm
Last Updated: July 02, 2012, 8:20 pm
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By Lisa Hammer, rlhammer@qconline.com

CAMBRIDGE -- Henry County Circuit Court Judge Ted Hamer found probable cause Monday to believe Jerry Nanninga, 20, of Kewanee, committed a felony.

He originally was charged with two counts of Class 4 aggravated driving under the influence after a single-vehicle accident May 20 near U.S. 34 and Illinois 17 south of Kewanee. Trooper Shawn Veryzer testified that Mr. Nanninga hit a guardrail and landed in a ditch and a breath test showed his blood alcohol level at .111.

On July 2, charges of Class X felony possession with intent to deliver 20 to 50 pills containing a substance known as ecstasy and Class 1 felony possession of 20 to 50 pills containing a substance known as ecstasy were filed against Mr. Nanninga.

Trooper Veryzer said officers doing inventory after the accident heard a rattle in a box of slugs and found 47 pills that field-tested positive for the substance known as ecstasy.

Mr. Nanninga remains in jail on $15,000 bail.






















 



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