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Two men face drug charges

January 10, 2014

Online Staff Report

Two men face charges after a police officer intercepted an alleged drug deal on Rockford’s south side.

Jan. 8, a Rockford Police officer observed a white 2013 Chevrolet Cruze with North Carolina registration speeding  in the 3100 block of 11th Street. The vehicle was traveling faster than 55 mph in a 35 mph speed zone.

The car pulled into the parking lot of the Road Ranger at 3302 11th St., and parked next to a silver Chevrolet Cavalier. The driver of the Cruze immediately exited his vehicle and entered the Cavalier, which was occupied by another subject.

As the officer approached the Cavalier on foot, he observed the driver of the Cruze and the driver of the Cavalier make an exchange of a baggie and money.

The two men were detained and subsequently arrested.

Police say the driver of the Cruz, Charles Spitzer, possessed more than $1,400.00 in cash and 10.8 gross grams of cocaine.  The driver of the Cavalier, Daniel Henry, possessed more than 2.5 grams of cannabis.

Spitzer, 36, of Machesney Park was charged with possession to deliver a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school and possession with the intent to deliver cannabis within 1,000 feet of a school.

Henry, 30, of Rockford, was charged with possession of cannabis.

Spitzer remains lodged in the Winnebago County Jail on a $150,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court Feb. 6. Henry has been released on bond and is awaiting a Jan. 21 court appearance.

Posted Jan. 10, 2014

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