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Rockford man faces multiple drug, gun charges

By Jim Hagerty

ROCKFORD – A Rockford man faces more than a dozen charges after being arrested on the northeast side of the city Wednesday. 

Alexander A. Kiddell, 37, is charged with armed violence, unlawful use of weapons by a felon, five counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver 2,000-5,000 grams of cannabis, possession with intent to deliver more than 900 grams of cocaine, obstructing justice an resisting a peace officer. 

At approximately 2 p.m., Jan. 15, the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Unit, along with the Tac Team, executed a search warrant in the 4900 block of Dorset Drive in Rockford. Police say as officers entered the residence, Kiddell ran into the bathroom and attempted to dispose of a large amount of narcotics. 

Deputies also allegedly observed Kiddell reaching for a loaded handgun that was near him; he was taken into after a struggle.

According to the sheriff’s office officers located more than 2,300 grams of suspected cocaine and more than six pounds of cannabis.

Deputies also seized MDMA (Ecstasy/Molly), psilocybin mushrooms, Adderall pills, Hydrocodone pills, Xanax bars and a second loaded handgun.

Kiddell is lodged without bond in the Winnebago County Jail. He’s due in court Thursday, Jan. 16.

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