Kewan Hampton, 25, of Chicago, (left) was arrested on April 19, 2023, after officers found a large amount of cash and cannabis in a vehicle in the 1100 block of Main Street in Antioch. | Provided Photos

A man has been sentenced to three years of periodic imprisonment after officers found eight pounds of cannabis and over $143,000 in cash during a traffic stop in Antioch.

An Antioch police officer conducted a traffic stop around 1:30 a.m. on April 19 in the 1100 block of Main Street in Antioch.

Officers recovered a large amount of drugs and cash while searching the vehicle, according to Village of Antioch Communication Manager Jim Moran.

The driver, Kewan Hampton, 25, of Chicago, was arrested at the scene.

Officers seized eight pounds of cannabis and $143,337 in cash. They also found 20 pills stamped with similar markings as Xanax.

A Lake County Sheriff’s Office canine unit assisted during the traffic stop.

Hampton was charged with unlawful possession of cannabis, a Class 2 felony, and possession of cannabis with the intent to distribute, a Class 1 felony.

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The cash and vehicle seized were pending asset forfeiture proceedings.

Antioch Police Chief Geoffrey Guttschow said at the time that the arrest would make a “big impact” on the safety of area residents.

“Any interruption we can make in the organized drug community is a win for Antioch and the greater Lake County area,” Guttschow said.

“Eight pounds of cannabis coupled with over $143,000.00 in cash indicates this was part of a larger operation,” the police chief said at the time.

Court records show Hampton pleaded guilty to one count of possession of cannabis with the intent to distribute, a Class 1 felony, and his other charges were dismissed.

He was sentenced last week to 36 months of periodic imprisonment, 24 months of probation and 200 hours of public service.

Hampton was also ordered to pay court fines and fees and not possess or consume drugs or alcohol.

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Jail records show Hampton is currently being supervised on electronic monitoring.