Two Rockford men face drug charges following an attempted traffic stop. On Tuesday, June 4, 2019 approximately 11:30 PM the Rockford police observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed westbound on Harrison Avenue near 11th St.
Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop at South Main but the driver fled from the officers. The vehicle eventually stopped on Clifton Ave. near Blackhawk Avenue. A passenger later identified as Jerome Garrett (31 years old) Got out of the vehicle and fled on foot. He was taken into custody a short time later.
The driver 39-year-old Charles Lewis stayed with the vehicle and was also taken into custody.
During the investigations officers recovered a plastic bag containing more than 40 pills believed to be ecstasy. Several white rocks believed to be cocaine and a small amount of marijuana and cash.
The Winnebago County states Attorney’s office reviewed the case and authorize the charges below:
Jerome Gary: possession with intent to deliver cocaine, Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, resisting and obstructing a police officer.
Charles Lewis: possession with intent to deliver cocaine, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, fleeing to elude
Lewis also faces several other traffic charges and a citation for the marijuana. Garrett and Lewis were lodged in the Winnebago County jail. The charges against these two men are merely accusations are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law