Trident Arrest in Princeton

On October 15, 2019 at approx. 3:48pm, the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team (TRIDENT) conducted a buy/bust operation on West Peru St. in Princeton, IL. 


During the operation TRIDENT Agents conducted a controlled purchase of approx. one (1) gram of methamphetamine from Phillip P. Castelli (36) of Tiskilwa, IL. Following the purchase Agents took Castelli into custody. During the arrest another individual, Paul C. Hayden (36) of Princeton, IL had over six (6) additional grams of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia that was located near him. 


Both Castelli and Hayden were transported to the Princeton Police Department by Bureau County Sheriff’s Deputies to continue the investigation. 


Following the investigation Castelli was charged with Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine – Class 2 Felony and Hayden was charged with Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine – Class 2 Felony.


Castelli and Hayden are being held at the Bureau County Jail.


All subjects are innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.

TRIDENT consists of LaSalle, Streator, Princeton, Oglesby, Ottawa and Mendota Police Departments along with LaSalle, Bureau and Putnam County Sheriff’s Offices.


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