Springfield man accused of drug offenses: Police

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — A man from Springfield is under arrest on suspicion of manufacturing and delivering drugs, police said.

Officials with the Springfield Police Department said the Proactive Crime Unit has been investigating 44-year-old William Blair; as part of that investigation, they obtained a search warrant for a home on Drawbridge Road near Deer Head Lane. Blair was stopped in a car before the warrant was served, officials added.

Through the search warrant, officers found over a pound of cocaine, over half of a pound, of fentanyl, a gun, digital scales and packaging indicative of drug sales and almost $7,000.

Officials estimate the street value of the drugs is $53,800.

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Blair was taken into custody on preliminary charges of being an armed habitual criminal, armed violence, manufacture and delivery of cocaine, manufacture delivery of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon.

He was transported to the Sangamon County Jail, where he awaits charges by the Sangamon County States Attorney’s Office.

Officials ask anyone with information with this incident is asked to call the Springfield Police Department at 217-788-8311 and/or Sangamon/Menard County Crime Stoppers at 217-788-8427.

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