Galesburg man facing drug charges after traffic stop in McDonough County


On January 20, 2023, at approximately 23:12 p.m. a McDonough County Sheriff’s Deputy conducted a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 67 at North 2300th Road. The red Honda Civic was traveling north and the driver, Nicholas R. Degracia, 34, of Galesburg, IL was driving with a suspended license.

During an inventory of the vehicle deputies discovered a small plastic bag containing a white powder. Deputies tested the substance and found it to test positive for cocaine. Deputies collected approximately 20 grams suspected cocaine from a cup near the drivers console of the vehicle.

Degracia was transported to the McDonough County Jail and lodged pending a bond hearing. Degracia was charged with driving on a suspended license and possession of a controlled substance.

All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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