Man guilty of drug charges faces 60 years in prison


Staff Report

A Rockford man faces 60 years in prison after being found guilty of an array of  drug, trespassing and domestic violence charges, Winnebago County State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato announced Thursday.

Shardon Gay, 32,  was found guilty Tuesday of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver cannabis, criminal trespassing, domestic battery and interfering with a domestic violence after a jury trial in front of Judge Rosemary Collins.

In March 2013, Rockford Police arrested Gay after they were called to a residence he was court-ordered to stay away from. When officers arrived, they witnessed what appeared to be drugs in Gay’s pockets. Gay managed to flee to the basement, where he hid several individually wrapped bags of marijuana and cocaine. Gay was also in possession of $2,176 in cash.

Gay is scheduled for sentencing Oct. 31 at 1:30 p.m, in Courtroom 478.

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