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Traffic Stop Leads to Felony Drug Charges


Naperville Police stop man for traffic violations on city’s north side that lead to felony drug charges. (PN file photos are used to help flag reports about Naperville Police and Fire Department responses, always reminding readers that keeping the community safe is everyone’s responsibility. Thanks always for calling 911 whenever necessary to report something that seems suspicious. Be alert by day and by night. Be a Naperville Crime Stopper. Stay safe.)

On Wed., May 15, 2024, just before 5PM, Naperville Police Officers observed Erskine Wheeler, a 44-year-old man from the 16000 block of Halsted Drive in Harvey, commit multiple traffic violations while driving a vehicle near the intersection of Diehl Road and Raymond Drive. 

During the course of the traffic stop, police located .1 grams of alleged crack cocaine inside the vehicle and placed Wheeler under arrest. 

Following the arrest, Wheeler was transported to the Naperville Detention Center, where during a search, 21.1 additional grams of alleged crack cocaine were located on his person.

Wheeler was charged with two petty traffic violations, Possession of a Controlled Substance, a class 1 felony, and Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, a class X felony.

The Naperville Police wish to remind the public and the news media that a charge is merely an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty. 

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Report submitted by Public Information Office for the Naperville Police Department.

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