Two men face weapon charges after Saturday morning traffic stop

The pair remain behind bars. (Photo courtesy: WJBC/File)

By Blake Haas

BLOOMINGTON – A traffic stop on a car in Normal early Saturday morning resulted in the arrest of two McLean County men.

Around 2:45 a.m., NPD pulled over a car after they failed to stop before exiting an apartment complex parking lot.

During an investigation, police discovered the rear seat passenger, Surrell Austin, 23, had a warrant for his arrest in Champaign County.

Thanks to the help of a police K-9, authorities found 12 grams of cannabis, an uncased pistol, and a loaded pistol with a magazine under the front passenger seat.

McLean County prosecutors charged Austin with three counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.

In addition, prosecutors charged Jametriel Hudson, 23, with two counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.

Austin and Hudson remain behind bars in the McLean County Jail.

Blake Haas can be reached at [email protected].


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