On Tuesday, November 26, 2019, Boone County Sheriff’s Department Deputy and K-9 Unit conducted a traffic stop at the Belvidere Oasis, 2500 Pearl Street, resulting in the arrest of a two subjects on felony drug charges.
Investigators with the Belvidere/Boone County Metro Narcotics Unit were called to assist. During the investigation 50 tablets of MDMA (Ecstasy), approximately 446 grams of cannabis, and a vehicle was seized.
Demetrius D. Broadwater, age 50, of Chicago, Illinois was charged with one (1) count of Unlawful Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (class X felony) and one count of Unlawful Possession of Cannabis (Class 4 felony). Broadwater remains in the custody of the Boone County Jail with a bond of $300,000/10%.
Lashawn D. Figgins, age 49, of Beloit, Wisconsin was charged with one (1) count of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (class 1 felony) and one (1) count of Unlawful Possession of Cannabis (Class 4 felony). Figgins remains in the custody of the Boone County Jail with a bond of $75,000/10%.
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. A class 4 felony is punishable by 1-3 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.
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