(PEORIA, IL) Thursday, June 22, 2023, at approximately 6:00 a.m. members of the Peoria Police Department’s Special Investigations Division (SID) and PPD SWAT executed a search warrant for a residence in the 1100 block of W. Howett Street regarding the Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance.
Once inside the residence, officers detained two adult males. Officers also located a large amount of illegal drugs, drug
equipment, drug packaging and a firearm.
48-year-old Cortez A. Flowers was detained and later transported to the Peoria Police Department for interviewing purposes.
Cortez was subsequently arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance and Distribution of a Controlled Substance.
He was sent to the Peoria County Jail.
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