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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Central District of Illinois

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 7, 2021

Georgia Man Charged with Drug Trafficking in McLean County

PEORIA, Ill. –Tidas Thompson, also known as Titus Thomas, 44, of Stockbridge, Georgia, was indicted on September 21, 2021, for charges related to drug trafficking and firearms.

The indictment alleges that Thompson knowingly possessed with the intent to distribute 28 grams or more of a cocaine-based mixture or substance, possessed a firearm during drug trafficking, and possessed a firearm as a felon.

Thompson was arrested after a traffic stop on I-55 South in McLean County, Illinois, on August 15, 2021, and is currently in the custody of the United States Marshals Service.

If convicted, Thompson faces a minimum statutory penalty of five years and maximum penalty of 40 years’ imprisonment on the drug trafficking charge, a minimum penalty of five years and maximum penalty of life imprisonment on the possession of a firearm during drug trafficking charge, and a maximum 10-year term of imprisonment on the possession of a firearm as a felon charge. Each count carries a maximum fine of $250,000.

Agencies participating in the investigation include the Illinois State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Keith Hollingshead-Cook is representing the government in the prosecution.

Members of the public are reminded that an indictment is merely an accusation; the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty. 

Updated October 7, 2021