YORKVILLE — Two Chicago men were arrested Thursday night after ecstacy, cocaine, fentanyl and marijuana were reportedly found during a traffic stop for reckless driving.
At 10:14 p.m. Thursday, authorities were alerted about a reckless driver who was reportedly swerving all over the road on northbound Interstate 94, according to a Racine County Sheriff’s Office news release. The vehicle’s speeds were allegedly fluctuating between 45 mph and 85 mph.
The vehicle was stopped on I-94 near 7 Mile Road. Deputies spoke with the driver and owner of the vehicle — 30-year-old Timothy Parham of Chicago — and his passenger, 28-year-old Martell Harris, also from Chicago.
Police dog Nox arrived on scene and alerted deputies to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle. A search turned up two baggies of a white powdery substance that tested positive for cocaine and fentanyl with a total weight of 152.6 grams.
Parham and Harris claimed they had no knowledge of the fentanyl or cocaine found.
“Fentanyl is a killer,” Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling said.
Seven individual baggies of marijuana with a total weight of 7.3 grams, a partially smoked marijuana blunt, two bottles of CBD oil, a vape pen filled with a substance that tested positive for marijuana and a single MDMA (Ecstasy) pill were also found. Several individual bags of marijuana were also found on Martell, totaling approximately 20 grams.
Parham reportedly admitted to drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana hours before the stop, and allegedly admitted that some of the marijuana was his.
Two drinking cups — one in the center console and one near the passenger door — were also found and were reportedly partially filled with what appeared to be cognac from a bottle found in the vehicle.
As of Friday, Parham and Harris were in custody at the Racine County Jail.
Charges of operating with a restricted controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver cocaine and marijuana, and possession of MDMA and marijuana are being referred to the Racine District Attorney’s Office against Parham. Parham was also cited for lane deviation.
Charges of possession with intent to deliver cocaine and possession of marijuana have been referred to the district attorney’s office against Harris. He also received a traffic citation for open intoxicants.