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The police raid of a small-town Illinois residence in search of the prankster parodying the local mayor was set in motion after the mayor told police he was upset over being falsely portrayed as a drug abuser, according to court documents.
The Peoria raid last week resulted in marijuana drug-possession charges against one man. But the operator of the @peoriamayor handle has not been charged.
According to a search warrant application, Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis was concerned that the tweets in the account impersonating him implied that the mayor “utilizes illegal drugs, associates with prostitutes, and utilized offensive inappropriate language.”
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