(PEORIA, IL) Tuesday, June 20, 2023, at approximately 4:38 p.m. members of the Peoria Police Department’s Special Investigations Division (SID) and SWAT executed a search warrant at a residence in the 4000 block of N. Grand Blvd. The residence is associated with the Unlawful Delivery of Cannabis.
After officers made entry into the residence they located and seized a large amount of cannabis, drug packaging, drug
equipment, U.S. currency, ammunition and two firearms.
Two adult males identified as 21-year-old Matthew D. Buford and 24-year-old Kobe J. Johnson were taken into custody and transported to the Peoria Police Department for interviewing purposes.
Buford was subsequently arrested for Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Possession of a Firearm without a Valid FOID Card, Unlawful Possession with Intent to Deliver and Unlawful Possession of Cannabis.
Johnson was arrested for Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Possession of a Firearm without a Valid FOID Card and Unlawful Possession of Cannabis.
Both subjects were transported to the Peoria County Jail.
This incident remains under investigation.
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**All suspects and arrestees are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. **