Traffic Stop Nets Four People Charged With Transporting Meth

Traffic Stop Nets Four People Charged With Transporting Meth

The Waterloo Police Department arrested four people early Monday morning after more than 600 grams (one pound) of a substance suspected to be methamphetamine was discovered during a traffic stop on the north end of town.

At 1 a.m., the Waterloo Police Department pulled over a vehicle in the 1400 block of Route 3. There were four people in the car, and Waterloo officers believed there was sufficient evidence to conduct a search. During their investigation, police officers discovered the illegal drug. In addition, officers also seized a small amount of cannabis, crack cocaine and heroin.

Taken into custody were Seandel Lajay Daniels, 41, of Crystal City, Mo., Amanda K. Davis, 28, of Pevely, Mo., Leroy Hawkins, 64, of Wilmington, Del., and Channeisha D. Portis, 22, of Wilmington, Del. All four suspects were charged and transported to the Monroe County Jail. State’s Attorney Chris Hitzemann filed charges on Tuesday, March 28. Each suspect was cited for Methamphetamine Trafficking, a Class X felony. 

Hawkins was also charged with Fugitive Justice after Hitzemann determined he had an active warrant for his arrest from California for probation violation. Portis was also charged with two additional counts of Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, Class 4 felonies.

All four suspects remain at the Monroe County Jail pending an upcoming court appearance. Judge Dennis Doyle set the bond at $500,000 for each suspect.