Quincy man, Chicago woman facing heroin, gun charges after Monday arrest

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Conswella Stanciel, left, and Latwaon McCray | Photos courtesy of Adams County Jail

QUINCY — A months-long investigation by the West Central Illinois Task Force led to the arrest of two people on Monday on drugs and weapons charges.

The West Central Illinois Task Force, Illinois State Police, Adams County Sheriff’s Department and Quincy Police Department began investigating in early 2024 the sale of heroin in Quincy. Officers identified Latwaon McCray, 42, of Quincy as a possible target.

With coordination from agents with the West Central Illinois Task Force, officers with the Quincy Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit conducted a traffic stop on Monday, May 13 in the 700 block of South 36th Street. During the traffic stop, officers met with the vehicle’s occupants, who were identified as McCray and Conswella Stanciel, 37, of Chicago. 

Officers searched the vehicle during the traffic stop and found more than 100 grams of heroin, more than 100 grams of cannabis, a firearm and a large amount of United States currency. The estimated total street value of the heroin is approximately between $10,000 and $15,000.

McCray and Stanciel were arrested and lodged in the Adams County Jail. McCray was charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (heroin) between 100 and 400 grams, felon in possession of a firearm and armed violence.

Stanciel was arrested for possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (heroin) between 100 and 400 grams, possession of a firearm without a FOID card and armed violence.  

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