Peter E. Aust, 36, of Dixon, Ill., was arrested on Oct. 25, 2022 in the 200 block of West Everett Street for several drug charges. They are:

  • Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance Within 500 Feet of a Nursing Home (2 counts), being Class X Felonies.
  • Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance within 500 Feet of a School, being a Class X Felony.
  • Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, being a Class X Felony.
  • Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance (3 counts), being Class 1 Felonies.
  • Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, being a Class 2 Felony.
  • Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance (3 counts), being Class 4 Felonies.
Peter E. Aust (photo: Dixon Police Department

The Dixon Police Department began a criminal investigation regarding the sale of suspected cocaine in Dixon back in May 2022, according to a Tuesday Dixon police release. Through the course of the investigation, the Dixon Police Department identified Aust as the suspect.

As a result of the investigation, Aust was taken into custody without incident. He was processed and taken to the Lee County Law Enforcement Building.

Chief Howell would like to remind citizens to report any suspicious activity to the Dixon Police Department at 815-288-4411 or to Crimestoppers at 1-888-Caught-U (1-888-228-4488). Callers do not have to leave their names and are eligible for rewards of up to $1,000 with information leading to an arrest.