Pittsfield, IL – On Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at approximately 7:25 p.m., an Illinois State Police (ISP) District 20 Trooper conducted a traffic stop on US 67 just north of Illinois Route 100 in Schuyler County.
During the stop, indications of criminal activity were observed and the occupants of the vehicle were separated for further investigation.
Methamphetamine was located during the search of the individuals. Valeria Martinez and Kevin Weinmann were arrested and transported to the Schuyler County Jail for processing. Martinez and Weinmann were charged with various narcotic offenses and were lodged at the Schuyler County Jail.
Agents from ISP Zone 4 Investigations and the West Central Illinois Task Force (WCITF) responded to conduct an investigation.
After further investigation, it was discovered that a substance was placed in a sports drink bottle the Trooper had in his squad car. After consulting with the Schuyler County State’s Attorney, the following charges were approved:
Valeria Martinez, F/H, 45 of Beardstown, IL:
Unlawful Delivery of Substance Containing Methamphetamine over 100 grams – a Class X Felony
Aggravated Battery of a Police Officer – a Class 2 Felony
Aggravated Battery of a Police Officer – a Class 3 Felony
Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine under 5 grams – a Class 3 Felony
Obstructing Justice – a Class 4 Felony
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – a Class A Misdemeanor
Possession of Cannabis 10-30 grams – a Class B Misdemeanor
No Valid Driver’s license
Operating Uninsured vehicle
Martinez: Bond set at $250,000.00
Kevin D. Weinmann, M/W, 27 of Beardstown, Illinois:
Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine less than 5 grams – a Class 3 Felony
Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver less than 5 grams – a Class 2 Felony
Weinmann: Bond set at $100,000.00
The public is reminded that all persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.