On Thursday, October 13, 2016, after 6:30 PM, officers were dispatched to Burger King, 1804 E. Riverside Blvd., in reference to a welfare check.
When officers arrived, they met with a man entering a vehicle in the business parking lot. During the encounter, a Winnebago County Sheriff’s K-9 unit was summoned to the scene. The K-9 was used to sniff around the exterior of the vehicle. After the dog sniff, officers searched the vehicle.
Based on the search, Walter A. Leach (43) of Rockford, was charged with Possession with intent to deliver more than 15 grams of Methamphetamine, unlawful possession of hypodermic syringe & unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
The charges are merely allegations & the defendant is considered innocent, unless proven guilty in a Court of Law.