The Rockford Police Department Narcotics Unit, Belvidere/Boone County Metro Narcotics Unit and the DEA Rockford Task Force, acting on citizen complaints alleging ongoing narcotic sales, began a month-long investigation focusing on drug sales in Rockford, Boone County and the surrounding area.
On the evening of Thursday, July 13, 2017, officers from all three agencies executed 5 search warrants, 3 at storage sheds in the 1200 block of Shappert Drive in Machesney Park, 1 at a storage shed in the 5700 block of Sandy Hollow Road in Rockford, and 1 at a residence in the 11000 block of Lerwick Road in Boone County. Cocaine, heroin, crystal meth, OxyCodone, Adderall, ecstasy and several other unidentified pills were recovered along with paraphernalia.
During the execution of the Machesney Park storage sheds, 42-year-old Bradley J. Walters of Boone County was arrested and charged in Boone and Winnebago County as follows:
ARRESTED: Bradley J. Walters, 42, Boone County
CHARGES: Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin 1 to 15 grams (Winnebago)
Possession with Intent to Deliver OxyCodone (Winnebago)
Possession with Intent to Deliver Adderall (Winnebago)
Possession of Methamphetamine (Winnebago)
Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine 15-100 Grams (Boone)
This case is active and additional charges are anticipated. The defendant should be presumed innocent unless proven guilty in court.