(PEORIA, IL) Tuesday, January 3, 2023, at approximately 5:05 p.m. members of the Peoria Police Department’s Special Investigations Division, Street Crimes Unit (SCU) conducted an investigative stop on a vehicle in the 200 block of N. MacArthur.
During the course of the investigation, police detained two males identified as 43-year-old Antoine J. Mack and 37-year-old Joseph A. Sharp.
During a search of the vehicle, officers located and seized several illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia and three loaded handguns.
Mack and Sharp were transported to the Peoria Police Department for interviewing purposes and subsequently arrested.
Sharp was arrested for Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, Armed Violence, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver and Possession
Mack was arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver and Possession of Cannabis.
Both men were 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. **