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Posted on: November 30, 2023

[ARCHIVED] 11/30/23 UPCS/Aggravated UUW/Armed Violence

(PEORIA, IL) Wednesday, November 29, 2023, at approximately 4:11 p.m. Peoria Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a code violation in the 1900 block of N. Bigelow.
During the stop, officers developed probable cause to remove the driver from the vehicle.
While conducting a search of the vehicle, officers located a loaded handgun with an extended magazine. Officers also located illegal drugs and a large amount of currency inside the vehicle.
The driver identified as 24-year-old Richard J. Sellers III was transported to the Peoria Police Department for interviewing purposes and subsequently arrested for Armed Violence, Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Distribution of a Controlled 
Substance, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon, Possession of a Firearm without a Valid FOID Card, Unlawful Possession of Cannabis, and several traffic violations.
Sellers 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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