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Sterling Man Arrested for Possession of Cannabis During Traffic Stop for Speeding

On Saturday, July 6th, 2024, at approximately 9:56 PM, a Whiteside County Deputy conducted a traffic stop on Freeport Rd. north Lynn Blvd. in rural Sterling for speeding.

The driver, Nathan Baldwin, age 22,  of Sterling, was arrested for Possession of Adult Use Cannabis in a Motor Vehicle, a Class A  Misdemeanor. Baldwin was also cited for speeding 69 MPH in a 55 MPH zone. A passenger in Baldwin’s vehicle, Nicholas Dudley, age 21, of Rock Falls, was also charged with Possession of Adult Use Cannabis in a Motor Vehicle. Baldwin and Dudley were issued a Notice to Appear and released from the scene.  

The public is reminded that all persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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