Barry Man Arrested On Multiple Drug Charges In Traffic Stop Near Hull

By Benjamin Cox on January 10, 2022 at 6:41pm

A Barry man was arrested on several drug charges in a traffic this morning near Hull.

Pike County Sheriff David Greenwood says that Pike County Sheriff’s Deputies were conducting traffic detail near the Village of Hull at 7:28 this morning and conducted a traffic stop on McCraney Creek Road, about ¼ of a mile north of Illinois Route 106 on a tan colored 1995 Buick passenger car.

Subsequent to an investigation, the driver 41 year old James A. Kurtz of Barry was arrested for Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, Unlawful Possession of Hypodermic Syringes, Driving Under the Influence of Drugs, Unlawful Possession of Adult-Use Cannabis in a Motor Vehicle, Improper Use of a Turn Signal, and Pike County warrants for a petition to revoke probation and failure to appear in court on previous charges.

Kurtz remains lodged at the Pike County Jail. Sheriff Greenwood says the incident remains under investigation and further arrests are likely. The Pike County Sheriff’s Department was assisted by the Illinois State Police.