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Dixon woman picked up on opiate trafficking charges

August 29, 2018 GMT

DIXON – A Dixon woman faces felony opiate drug trafficking charges after her arrest Tuesday by Dixon police and the Department of Homeland Security.

Marci A. McGee, 49, is charged with controlled substance trafficking, a Class 2 felony punishable by 3 to 7 years in prison; unlawful possession with intent to deliver, a Class 3 punishable by 2 to 5 years; and possession of a controlled substance, a Class 4, punishable by 3 to 6 years.

Dixon Sgt. Matthew Coppotelli said in a news release that Dixon officers and Department of Homeland Security staff carried out a search warrant at 610 W. 10th St., and found 8.4 pounds of tramadol hydrochloride tablets.

An opiate, tramadol is used to treat moderate to moderately severe pain, and long-term use can cause physical dependence and withdrawal symptoms.

McGee was taken into custody and brought to Lee County Jail. She has a bond hearing at 1 p.m. today.

Coppotelli said the drugs’ street value is estimated at between $10,000 and $12,000.

McGee was charged in 2003 in Lee County court with forgery and unlawful acquisition of a controlled substance. McGee never pled in that case, which remains open, according to the Lee County Circuit Clerk’s office.