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Rockford Scanner™: Drugs and Guns Recovered During A Traffic Stop in Rockford



On Friday, June 17, 2022, at approximately 1:40 a.m., Rockford Police SCOPE officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle
with three occupants, in the 3400 block of S. Main Street.

During the investigation, officers located over a gram of cocaine and a handgun, with two magazines,
inside the fanny pack of the driver, Sebastian Abrego.

Inside the vehicle, officers were able to locate and recover another handgun with an extended magazine.

After a review of the facts of the case, the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office authorized
the charge listed below.

Sebastian Abrego, 19, Rockford

Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon

Armed Violence
Possession of a Controlled Substance


Jesus Belmontes-Chaves, 18, Rockford

Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon


Alberto Herrera, 18, Rockford

Outstanding Warrant

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