Man charged with possessing crystal methamphetamine, fleeing from Macomb police

Published: Mar. 17, 2022 at 2:55 PM CDT
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MACOMB, Ill. (KWQC) - Macomb police arrested a man for possession of crystal methamphetamine after fleeing from police Tuesday.

Larry K. Knotts, 34, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, methamphetamine trafficking, obstructing justice/evidence destruction, aggravated fleeing/eluding, endangering the life or health of a child and obstructing identification.

A Macomb officer attempted to stop a car at about 12:50 p.m. Tuesday for several traffic law violations, the police department said in a media release. Police followed the car until it stopped in a local business parking lot, with additional officers’ help.

After investigation police determined there was a large quantity of crystal methamphetamine inside the car and on Knotts, police said. A large quantity of cash and miscellaneous jewelry were also located during the investigation.

Police said an infant was inside the car and not properly in a car seat when officers stopped the car. The child and passenger were safely escorted from the vicinity of the preliminary investigation by officers, police said.

According to police Knotts was placed under arrest and was transported to the McDonough County Jail.

Investigators assisted and later determined that Knotts provided a false name to officers during the initial investigation, police said.

Police said investigators determined Knotts was previously involved in a high-speed chase in Burlington and was wanted on a felony warrant.

According to police, Knotts was also cited for driving while license suspended, child safety seat, improper lane usage, wrong way on a one-way street, disobey stop sign.

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