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Rockford Scanner™: During And Firearms Recovered During A Traffic Stop in Rockford


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On Saturday, May 7, 2022, at approximately 8:10 p.m., Rockford Police SCOPE
officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of W. State Street and Lakin Terrace.


The driver, Joel Jackson, had a revoked driver’s license.
During the investigation, officers located and recovered a
loaded handgun, with an extended magazine, inside the vehicle. SCOPE officers also located
another loaded handgun, over 25 ecstasy pills, approximately 40 grams of cannabis and other
drug paraphernalia.

After a review of the facts of the case, the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office authorized
the charges listed below.
Joel Jackson, 23, Rockford Armed Violence

Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon
Possession with Intent to Deliver Ecstasy
Possession with Intent to Deliver Cannabis
Various Traffic Offenses
IDOC Parole Violation Warrant

Vandalle Reed, 23, Rockford Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon
Possession of a Controlled Substance


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