Rockford man arrested after investigation into sale of crack cocaine, heroin
Online Staff Report
Members of the Rockford Police Department’s Narcotics Unit have been investigating an individual after receiving information that this individual was selling crack cocaine and heroin at various locations in Rockford.
Through the course of the investigation, detectives were able to identify the suspect as Darrell Thomas, 26, of Rockford.
The Rockford Police Department received assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) with this investigation. The investigation came to a conclusion Jan. 15 after Thomas was taken into custody in the 800 block of Buckbee after a short foot chase.
Once Thomas was placed under arrest, search warrants were executed at 716 Buckbee and 1402 Seventh Ave. During the course of this investigation, detectives recovered more than 40 bags of heroin, 70 bags of crack cocaine, 2 grams of cannabis, U.S. currency and an AK-47 assault rifle.
Thomas faces possession with intent to deliver 15 to 100 grams of cocaine; possession of cannabis; unlawful use of a weapon by a felon; two counts of delivery of less than 1 gram of heroin within 1,000 feet of a church; two counts of delivery of 1 to 15 grams of heroin within 1,000 feet of a church; and resisting arrest. He is being held on a $100,000 bond.
Posted Jan. 16, 2013
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