Two Ohio men were in the Rock Island County Jail Friday on a $500,000 bond after police say they discovered $600,000 worth of black tar heroin in their vehicle on Interstate 280 just west of Interstate 74.
Julienn D. Walker, 32, and Terry D. Woody, 28, are charged with controlled substance trafficking, a Class X felony punishable by six to 30 years in prison.
Bond for was set at $500,000 each.
Around 1:30 a.m. Thursday, Moline police conducted at traffic stop on a 2017 Cadillac Escalade, which had a California license plate, for a traffic violation, according to a media release.
An officer who approached the vehicle was told that Woody and Walker had flown from Ohio to Los Angeles and had rented a vehicle to drive back home, according to the release.
An Illinois State Police trooper brought a K9 to the scene and conducted a free air sniff of the vehicle; the K9 alerted on the vehicle to the presence of narcotics, according to the release.
A search of the vehicle found two kilograms of black tar heroin wrapped in bundles and concealed in the spare tire of the vehicle. The amount of heroin seized equates to approximately 10,000 individual doses of heroin, according to the release.
The black tar heroin, which was to go to the Ohio area, has a street value of over $600,000, according to the release.