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Posted on: August 29, 2023

[ARCHIVED] 8/29/23 UUW/Ghost Gun/Poss. Controlled Substance

(PEORIA, IL) Tuesday, August 29, 2023, at approximately 1:55 a.m. Peoria Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 1700 block of NE Madison.
When officers approached the vehicle, they made contact with the driver identified as 41-year-old Ronnie Winfield Jr. 
As the driver was exiting the vehicle officers observed a handgun (Polymer P80) inside. While officers were conducting a search of Winfield, they also located illegal drugs on Winfield’s person.
Winfield was arrested for Possession of a Firearm with No FOID, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Possession of a Firearm with no Serial Number (Ghost Gun).
Winfield was transported to the Peoria County Jail.
If you have any information regarding any violent crimes, please contact the Peoria Police Department at (309) 673-4521, tip411 (anonymously), or Crime Stoppers (anonymously) at (309) 673-9000.
**All suspects and arrestees are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. **

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