Three arrests made following revoked FOID card sweep
Online Staff Report
Local law enforcement agencies conducted a revoked Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) card operation Dec. 7 as part of the continuing “Operation Clean Sweep.”
The operation started early Wednesday morning, Dec. 7, with approximately 25 to 30 officers from Illinois State Police, Rockford Police, Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department, Loves Park Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Approximately 25 residences were targeted as part of the operation. The purpose of the operation was to ensure individuals with revoked FOID privileges were not illegally possessing or transferring firearms.
The results of Operation Clean Sweep include three arrests made; 11 FOID cards seized; four firearms recovered; 67 cannabis plants seized from an indoor grow operation; 400 grams of processed cannabis seized; two arrests made for outstanding warrants; one arrest made for failure to keep firearm transfer records; and one arrest made for possession of cannabis with intent to deliver and manufacture of cannabis sativa plants.
The arrests from Operation Clean Sweep are as follow:
• Robert M. Webster, 26, of the 4100 block of Old Golf Road, Loves Park, was arrested on an outstanding warrant as well as being charged with failure to maintain a record of firearm transfer.
• Michael A. Luna, 28, of the 2900 block of Grinnell Court, Rockford, was arrested and charged with possession of 30 to 500 grams of cannabis and manufacture of cannabis sativa plants, 50 to 200 plants.
• Kierra D. Thomas, 24, of the 4900 block of Linden Road, Rockford, was arrested on an outstanding warrant.
Law enforcement officials stressed the importance of collaboration, information and resource sharing to root out criminal activity in the community.
“This operation was another collaborative effort between several agencies and continues to demonstrate the effectiveness of law enforcement pooling their resources,” said Illinois State Police Zone 2 Investigations Commander, Captain James Winters.
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