PEORIA (25 NEWS) – A federal grand jury handed up drug-dealing indictments this week against a Peoria man who was released from state prison in another drug case.
An affidavit filed with the court says Raphael Thompson, 34, was having financial trouble when he got out of prison in October of last year.
On February 8, police said they searched a home at 1106 East Arcadia Avenue and found a semi-automatic handgun in a bedroom, along with plastic bags containing crack cocaine and methamphetamine.
The affidavit stated Thompson told police he recently got back home and “fell into” selling drugs again.
Thompson is charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine and meth, carrying and using a firearm while trafficking drugs, and breaking the law forbidding felons from having a gun.
Prosecutors said Thompson is in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.
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