Rockford Scanner™: Large Drug Bust In Rockford


On Thursday, July 11th, at approximately 7:30 p.m. the Belvidere/Boone County Metro Narcotics Unit was assisted by the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office and United States Drug Enforcement Administration with the execution of a search warrant in the 1000 block of 39th Avenue in Rockford during which a 25 year old Rockford man was arrested.

During a search of the residence approximately 264 grams of cocaine, 5,000 grams of cannabis, and $2,300 United States Currency was seized.
Pablo Mora, age 25, was charged with Unlawful Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (100-400 grams cocaine) a class X felony and Unlawful Possession with Intent to Deliver Cannabis (more than 5,000 grams) a class X felony.

Mora, who is currently on parole from the Illinois Department of Corrections for a previous Boone County narcotics violation was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail. The Investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are possible.

A Class X felony is punishable by 6-30 years in the Illinois 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.