Rockford man arrested in cocaine bust - – Rockford’s News Leader

Rockford man arrested in cocaine bust

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ROCKFORD (WREX) - A Rockford man faces drug charges after a bust by the State Line Area Narcotics Team.

Ernesto Martinez, 54, of the 2800 block of Bildahl St. Rockford, was arrested at the McHenry county jail where he is currently being held by Immigration and Customs Enforcement pending deportation proceedings.

He's charged with being involved in an ongoing cocaine distribution operation. Martinez faces seven counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance for allegedly distributing a ¼ kilo of cocaine to an Illinois State Police informant for five months in 2009. The Winnebago County arrest warrant is a no bond warrant.

The investigation is continuing and more arrests are anticipated.

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