It wasn’t foot powder that a North Pekin police officer found in Gerald Osborne’s shoes.
Osborne, 40, of Delavan, faces a third lengthy prison term if he’s convicted of possessing 26 grams of meth with intent to deliver. A Tazewell County grand jury indicted him on the Class X felony last week.
The officer stopped a car in which Osborne was a front-seat passenger for a traffic violation shortly after 4 a.m. on June 24. He noticed Osborne hiding his right hand between his seat and the car door, a prosecutor’s court affidavit stated.
When Osborne stepped out of the car at the officer’s request, the officer noticed an empty baggie and a white substance on Osborne’s pants and shirt. A search revealed $541 in cash in his pocket, the affidavit stated.
Asked to take off his shoes, Osborne replied, “You can have the f****** s***, take it all,” the affidavit stated. In the shoes the officer found seven baggies of suspected methamphetamine, more loose white power and a baggie of pills.
Osborne was sentenced to seven years in prison for meth possession in 2004 and 11 years for possessing meth manufacturing material in 2010, according to Tazewell County court records. He remains held on $75,000 bond pending prosecution.