Traffic Stop Results in Drug Arrest

Traffic Stop Ends in Arrest on Possession of Controlled Substance
Posted on 06/13/2018

A traffic stop near Golf and Algonquin Roads at 9 a.m. on June 12 resulted in an arrest of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance and Resisting a Peace Officer.

Keith ManningThe arrest occurred after an Arlington Heights Patrol Officer stopped a vehicle in the area of Golf and Algonquin Roads after observing an Illinois Vehicle Code violation. While speaking with the driver and front seat passenger, who was later identified as Keith Manning, the officer detected an odor of cannabis emanating from inside the car. The occupants were requested to exit the vehicle. The driver complied.

Manning jumped into the driver’s seat and tried to flee the area. Manning was removed from the vehicle prior to the vehicle being moved. After a brief struggle, Manning fled the scene and was hiding in the area. Responding Arlington Heights Police units established a perimeter and attempted to locate Manning.

Shortly after the perimeter was established, a resident noticed a suspicious person in her backyard and called 911. Manning was found hiding in the yard and was taken into custody without further incident. A search of the vehicle located several hundred small plastic bags containing a white powdery substance which field tested positive for the presumptive presence of heroin. The driver was issued a traffic citation and released without further charges.

Keith Manning, of Bellwood, IL, 26, was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance and Resisting a Peace Officer. Manning will appear for a bond hearing at the Cook County Courthouse on June 13, 2018.