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The Grundy County Sheriff’s Department arrested an out-of-state man for possessing methamphetamine following a traffic stop on Interstate 80 shortly after midnight on August 8th.

Jospeh Tomasello, 45, of Blue Anchor, New Jersey was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for Unsafe Equipment, due to several ratchet straps that were unsecured on the trailer being towed.

A consent search was conducted by a deputy and methamphetamine was allegedly located in Tomasello`s travel bag.

Tomasello was charged with unlawful possession of less than five grams of methamphetamine, a class three felony. He remains free on a $5,000 bond.