Routine traffic stop leads to drug trafficking arrest of St. Louis man

Terron Cartmill, 36, of St. Louis was arrested for controlled substance trafficking.

A St. Louis man is waking up in the Adams County Jail this Friday morning after being arrested on drug trafficking charges.

Terron Cartmill, 36, is charged wtih controlled substance trafficking.

The Quincy Police Department stopped a car on Illinois Route 57 near RJ Peters Drive for a minor traffic violation Thursday morning.

The Adams County Sheriffs Office used its K-9 dog during the investigation

The dog, named Bricks, alerted police of the presence of narcotics.

Cartmill was taken into custody, and taken to the Adams County Sheriffs Office. A search uncovered cocaine and heroin concealed inside his body.

Cartmill is currently on parole in Missouri.

The driver of the vehicle Patrick Lewis, 53, of Quincy was also arrested for driving while revoked and failure to signal when required.

He was taken to the Adams County Jail, and was later released after posting bond.