Police: Citizen tips lead to arrest of Rockford man – WREX-TV

Police: Citizen tips lead to arrest of Rockford man - WREX-TV

Tips from concerned residents lead to drug arrest

ROCKFORD (WREX) — Officers arrested a Rockford man, after a months-long investigation and information from concerned citizens about possible drug sales.

Rockford Police say detectives received tips about possible drug sales at a house in the 700 block of Gabriela Court. Detectives later identified the suspect as 35-year-old Ricky Williams.

With a warrant, police searched the home on Gabriela Court and found a semi-automatic rifle, gun and numerous pills, long with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Williams was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of weapons by a felon. He’s being lodged in the Winnebago County Jail.

During this investigation, Rockford Police also worked alongside Illinois State Police District 15 and 16 to conduct traffic stops on drivers involved in the sales and distribution of illegal drugs. During those stops, detectives say they seized more than $150,000 in cash from several vehicles.

Rockford Police Chief Dan O’Shea released the following statement following Williams’ arrest and the ongoing drug investigation…

I want to commend the citizens for providing us the initial information so we could locate, investigate and arrest one more drug dealer, said Chief Dan OShea. Our continued partnerships with the citizens of Rockford is paying off, and together we are making Rockford a safer city.

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) —– After getting tips from concerned residents, the Rockford Police Departments Narcotics Unit arrested a man connected to a drug investigation.

For close to a month, detectives have been combing through leads involving possible drug sales happening near the 700 block of Gabriela Court.

On May 15th, a search warrant was issued for a home on the block and once there, investigators found a semi-automatic rifle, a handgun. numerous pills and cash.

Officers arrested 35-year-old Ricky Williams and charged him with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Unlawful Use of Weapons by a Felon.

During the investigation, Illinois State Police Districts 15 and 16 worked with detectives to hold traffic stops on drivers involved in the sales and distribution of illegal drugs. Through these measures, detectives seized over $150,000 from the searches.


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