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(Galesburg, IL)  --  Four men are facing charges for trafficking of cannabis after a sting that Galesburg police and the U.S. Postal Service worked together on.  The Galesburg residents were arrested Monday morning at 10 by officers from the Peoria Multi-County Enforcement Group, West Central Illinois Task Force, U.S. Postal Service Inspectors, Illinois State Police Air Operation and the Galesburg Police Department.  Officers from the departments prepared for a controlled delivery of nearly 3,178 grams of field-tested cannabis.  Police in Galesburg had received a tip that a package of cannabis was going to be devered to 1760 Indiana Drive in Galesburg.  The package was sent from California.  The U.S. Postal Service had obtained a federal search warrant for the package.  Officers observed two vehiciles, one driven by 23-year old William Ryan Powell and 27-year old Chston Drake Gomez, go to the address, with Powell getting the package and then the two vehicles left the scene.  Police then conducted a stop  on Farnham and Knox Streets, blocking the two vehicles in before they arrested both men.  The two men told police during interviews that 35-year old Kyle Kriss Kaminski arranged for the two men to pick up the package.  38-year old Forest E. Norville, the fourth man involved, told police that he had allowed Kaminski to have the packages delivered to the address.  Powell has been charged with unlawful possession of 2,000 to 5,000 grams of cannabis, unlawful possession of cannabis with intent to deliver, cannabis trafficking and calculated criminal cannabis drug paraphernalia.  Powell, Gomez and Norville have been charged with calculated criminal cannabis drug conspiracy, cannabis trafficking, attempted possession of cannabis and attempted possession of cannabis with intent to deliver.  All four men, Kaminski, Norville, Powell and Gomez are being held in the Knox County Jail in Galesburg.

 

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