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Illegal pills found in vacuum cleaner

By AP/KWMU

Belleville, Ill. – Authorities in St. Clair County say they have found more than 2,200 illegal prescription pills, many of them stashed in a vacuum cleaner bag, in a Metro East man's home.

The man had been arrested Friday on a weapons charge.

Bobby Tierce, 62, is jailed in Belleville on $100,000 bond after being charged with being a felon in possession of ammunition.

Searchers of his home reportedly then found the pills. There's no word if Tierce will also face charges related to that find.

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