Rockford Scanner™: Two Arrested For Drugs After A Traffic Stop in Boone County



Thursday, September 27, 2018, a Boone County Sheriff’s Department Deputy conducted a traffic stop on I-90 east of Genoa Road resulting in the arrest of two Chicago men on felony drug charges. A Boone County Sheriff’s Department K-9 responded to the stop and during the course of the investigation one of the men fled on foot. Members of the Belvidere Police Department and Illinois State Police assisted the Sheriff’s Department and both men were subsequently taken into custody. 


Investigators with the Belvidere/Boone County Metro Narcotics Unit were called to assist. During the investigation approximately 188 grams of cocaine, approximately 94 grams of heroin, and United States Currency was seized.

Curtis K. Jones, age 41, of Chicago was charged with two (2) counts of Unlawful Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (class X felony), two (2) counts of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled substance (Class 1 felony), and one (1) count of Resisting a Peace Officer (Class A Misdemeanor). Jones remains in the custody of the Boone County Jail in lieu of $500,000/10% bond.

Demond R. Sanders, age 27, of Chicago was charged with two (2) counts of Unlawful Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (class X felony), two (2) counts of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled substance (Class 1 felony), and one (1) count of Resisting a Peace Officer (Class A Misdemeanor). Jones remains in the custody of the Boone County Jail in lieu of $250,000/10% 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.