Fairbury man arrested on I-55 for multiple drug charges

A Fairbury man was arrested by Grundy County deputies for drug charges Sunday.

According to the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department report, a deputy conducted a routine traffic stop at 22700 S. Interstate 55. After receiving consent for a search of the driver, identified as Corey L. Schopp, 24, the deputy reportedly found two used hypodermic syringes on Schopp.

After calling for backup with another deputy, the two removed pills later identified as methadone, a schedule 2 narcotic, from the vehicle.

At the jail, during a search of Schopp, a sergeant and a corrections officer also allegedly recovered three small plastic bags, suspected to contain cannabis and raw heroin, and a third hypodermic syringe. Field tests backed the deputy’s suspicions, confirming the presence of the substances.

Schopp was arrested on two counts of possession of a controlled substance, bringing contraband into a penal institution, possession of cannabis  2.5 to 10 grams and possession of a hypodermic syringe. He was also cited for operating an uninsured motor vehicle.