The Belvidere/Boone County Metro Narcotics Unit concludes a six month drug investigation with the arrest of a Poplar Grove resident on felony drug charges.
Cesar E. Fournier, age 23 of Poplar Grove, was charged with three counts of Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Class 1 Felony).
On Thursday, September 27th, the Belvidere/Boone County Metro Narcotics Unit was assisted by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office with a traffic stop during which Cesar E. Fournier was arrested on a Boone County warrant for three counts of Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Class 1 Felony).
After the arrest of Fournier, Metro Narcotics Investigators, members of the Rockford DEA Task Force, and Boone County deputies executed a search warrant on a residence in the 100 block of Cornwall Circle in Poplar Grove.
During the investigation cocaine, a firearm, a vehicle, and United States currency was seized. Fournier is being held in the Boone County Jail in lieu of $150,000 10% bond.
The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are possible. A class 1 felony is punishable by 4-15 years in the Department of Corrections.
Anyone with information regarding suspicious activity is encouraged to contact the Belvidere Police Department at 815-547-6433 or Boone County Crimestoppers at 815-544-7867 (815-547-stop) and www.boonecountycrimestoppers.com. Persons with information leading to an arrest can be provided with a cash reward of up to $1000.00.
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.