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Village of Pontoon Beach, Illinois - Police Department
May 18, 2005 -- $314,633 Drug Seizure Money -- Pontoon Beach Police Officer Chris Modrusic stopped a 1999 Ford Explorer on Hiway 111 & 270 for no license registration.
During the conversation with the driver, Office Modrusic noticed a discrepancy in his travel itinerary.
Consent was given by the driver to search the vehicle at which time Officer Modrusic located $314,000 hidden inside the Ford Explorer.
Officer Chris Modrusic said he was tipped off by the driver's behavior.
told me he
was coming from one place, the rental agreement said another, his
hands were shaking, he
was trying to hand me his
license while his
hands were trembling, I asked him some questions, he
couldn't answer a few of them."
The driver was reportedly allowed to leave because police did not have enough evidence to hold him before searching the RV.
On Wednesday, Christopher Modrusic, a canine officer for the Pontoon Beach Police Department, told jurors that family members indicated that Schneider had walked away from her Maryville home at least once before, carrying a photograph of her mother.
used a police dog to track Schneider's body to McDonough Lake and found the body just before midnight. Modrusic
said there were no indications of foul play.
Belleville News-Democrat | 09/25/2004 | 220 pounds of cocaine found in cab of semi
Pontoon Beach Police Officer Chris Modrusic stopped the tractor-trailer Sunday night near Interstate 270 and Illinois 111 for a traffic infraction, then found the cocaine in the cab of the vehicle.
In 2002, Modrusic
made a traffic stop that led to the discovery of about 689 pounds of marijuana, worth roughly $1.4 million.Dixon said Modrusic
has special training in drug interdiction.
STLtoday - News - St. Louis City / County
For the second time in his career, Pontoon Beach Officer Chris Modrusic has busted a suspect with hundreds of pounds of drugs. Modrusic
pulled over a tractor-trailer on Interstate 270 at 7 p.m. Sunday and recovered 220 pounds of cocaine valued at $5 million.
That bust topped one Modrusic made in January 2002, when he
stopped a speeding vehicle on the same highway and found about 700 pounds of marijuana valued at $1.4 million. Modrusic
was prepared to issue a ticket on Sunday to the driver, Osmany Diaz
, 42, of Los Angeles, for failing to use a turn signal and driving without proper plates.
When Diaz acted suspiciously, Modrusic
got permission from him to search the vehicle and discovered the drugs.