2 teens charged in Whiteside County for drug possession

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Two teens are facing drug charges this week after being pulled over in Whiteside County.

Illinois State Police stopped a vehicle for speeding around 2:07 p.m. Tuesday on Interstate 88 westbound at milepost 33, a news release says.

The driver was identified as 18-year-old Joseph A.S. Zakariya, of Hoffman Estates, Ill.

Zakariya was charged with possession of a controlled substance, illegal transportation of cannabis by a driver, illegal possession of cannabis, illegal possession of drug paraphernalia and speeding.

He was transported to the Whiteside County Jail.

A 17-year-old juvenile in the vehicle was also charged with possession of a controlled substance and was released to a parent.

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