Rockford Scanner™: Drug Bust in Boone County




 

The Belvidere/Boone County Metro Narcotics Unit concludes a two month drug investigation with the arrest of a Rockford resident on felony Drug Charges which began with information developed by Boone County patrol deputies regarding crack cocaine sales.

On Tuesday June 18th, Santos Luis Garcia-Guerrero, age 27, was arrested in Boone County on an arrest warrant obtained by the Belvidere/Boone County Metro Narcotics Unit. Garcia-Guerrero has been charged with one count of Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance, 1-15 grams of cocaine (Class 1 Felony), and one count of Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance, less than one gram of cocaine.

A class 1 felony is punishable by 4-15 years in the Department of Corrections. A Class 2 felony is punishable by 3-7 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.