Rockford Police detectives and officers located crack cocaine inside a Rockford home while executing a search warrant following drug-dealing complaints. 40-year-old Robert Young is now in custody as a result.
Rockford Police arrest 40 year old Robert Young for Possession with the intent to deliver cocaine (15-100 grams). Police executed a search warrant at 421 N Hinkley after receiving complaints about suspicious drug activity. The located more than 25 grams of cocaine, money and other items RPD said.
While conducting the search warrant they located a large amount of raw sewage in the basement of the home and it has now been condemned.
ISP ARRESTS TWO AND SEIZES OVER 110 POUNDS OF SUSPECTED COCAINE
A traffic stop made by an Illinois State Police (ISP) Trooper yesterday has resulted in two arrests and the seizure of suspected cocaine weighing more than 110 pounds.
On February 21, 2019 an ISP Trooper from the Statewide Criminal Patrol Team stopped a truck tractor-semi trailer combination Northbound on I-55 near Towanda, IL to conduct a Motor Carrier Safety Inspection. During the inspection the Trooper observed indicators of possible criminal activity. A State Police canine alerted to the odor of illegal drugs within the semi-trailer.
A subsequent search of the trailer by Illinois State Troopers and McLean County Deputies resulted in the seizure of fifty (50) kilograms of cocaine hidden within the legitimate freight inside the trailer.
Arrested for Controlled Substance Trafficking, Delivery of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of a Controlled Substance were Brandon R. Weise, 35, of Murrieta, California and Miguel Martinez, 36, of Desert Springs, California. Both subjects have been incarcerated in the McLean County Jail and have been formally charged by the McLean County State’s Attorney. A McLean County Judge has set their bond at $500,000 cash.
No additional information will be released regarding this incident.
The public is reminded that criminal defendants are presumed innocent until the government is able to prove its charges in a court beyond a reasonable doubt.
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UNDER ARREST: A Rockford man is now in custody following a shots fired incident. On Saturday, February 10, 2019 at approximately 12:10 a.m., Rockford Police Patrol officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert for several shots fired in the 400 block of Albert Avenue. Officers located shell casings, but nothing was struck.
Rockford Police Narcotics Detectives conducted a follow-up investigation, and were able to obtain a search warrant for 421 Albert Avenue. On Wednesday February 13, 2019, detectives executed the search warrant and located a loaded handgun, ammunition and more than 100 grams of cannabis. Detectives arrested a suspect, identified as 19-year-old Darius Townsend.
The Winnebago County States Attorney’s Office reviewed the investigation and authorized the below listed charges against Townsend.
Darius Townsend, 19, Rockford: Reckless Discharge of a Firearm, Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapon, Possession with Intent to Deliver
Townsend was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail. The charges against Townsend are merely accusations. He is considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.
Sources are reporting several police officers are searching a U-Haul truck at the BP on Auburn st in Rockford around 1:30 pm today.
We are awaiting to hear back from the RPD for an official statement.
Sources have told us it was a possible drug bust, but not confirmed.
RPD did not log this in their call logs.
After we posted this, Source sent us the following: “Seemed like a lot of in and out, officers kept going in and out for bout 5 min but I never saw anything get pulled out and it wasn’t towed away, 2 people got in and drove it away.”
So this might not be a drug bust as we were originally told. And just a routine traffic stop with the police searching the U-Haul truck. We have reached out to the RPD for information, still have yet to hear back from them.