Peoria County, IL – A man named Blue found himself in handcuffs as law enforcement agencies executed a search warrant in Peoria County.
According to Peoria County Sheriff’s Police, Robert A. Blue, 36, hailing from Glasford, Illinois, was arrested in the alleged “chop shop” operation and led to the reported discovery of methamphetamine, among other illegal items.
The Peoria Metropolitan Enforcement Group (PMEG) spearheaded this investigation, culminating in a pre-dawn search of 7504 S. Hanna City Glasford Rd on Friday, September 8th, 2023. The Central Illinois Emergency Response Team (CIERT) carried out the warrant with the support of the Peoria Police Department’s bearcat, while Peoria County Sheriff’s Office Investigators contributed to the effort.
Inside the targeted outbuilding, investigators allegedly uncovered two stolen vehicles disassembled beyond recognition, along with more than forty reported fraudulent vehicle titles and six pilfered catalytic converters. GPACT (Greater Peoria Auto Crimes Task Force) investigators referred to the site as a genuine “chop shop.”
The raid also allegedly unearthed a significant drug-related element. PMEG agents seized Ketamine, scales, and packaging equipment, along with a noteworthy stash of methamphetamine. Robert A. Blue was arrested on multiple charges including Unlawful Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine exceeding 15 grams.
Further charges were levied against Robert Blue by GPACT investigators, including Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, Unlawful Possession of Title Documents, and the unlawful possession of catalytic converters.
Two other individuals, a male and female, apprehended during the operation, were arrested due to outstanding warrants in Fulton County. All three suspects now reside in the Peoria County Jail.