On Friday, August 3, 2018, a Boone County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Deputy conducted a traffic stop at the Belvidere Oasis, 2500 Pearl Street, resulting in the arrest of two men on felony drug charges.
Investigators with the Belvidere/Boone County Metro Narcotics Unit were called to assist. During the investigation approximately 18 grams of methamphetamine was seized.
Shaun F. Scardina, age 42, of Rockford, Illinois was charged with one (1) count of Unlawful Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine (class X felony), and one (1) count of Unlawful Possession of a Methamphetamine (Class 1 felony). Scardina remains in the custody of the Boone County Jail with no bond.
Joshua D. Hobson, age 31, of Peru, Illinois was charged with one (1) count of Unlawful Possession of a Methamphetamine (Class 1 felony). Hobson remains in the custody of the Boone County Jail with no bond.
The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are possible. A class X felony is punishable by 6-30 years in the Department of Corrections. A class 1 felony is punishable by 4-15 years in the Department of Corrections.
The Belvidere/Boone County Metro Narcotics Unit encourages anyone having additional information regarding narcotic trafficking or other criminal activity to call the Belvidere/Boone County Metro Narcotics Unit at (815)544-2135 or Crimestoppers at (815)547-7867.
Members of the public are reminded that these are only charges and are not proof of the defendant’s guilt. Every defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the State’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.