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UPDATED: 16-year-old arrested in Rockford for drugs, gun

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UPDATE:
The teen was also found to be in possession of five cell phones and a shoulder-length black wig at the time of his arrest.

Illinois State Police District 16 Commander Jeffery Bain commented, "Any firearm in the wrong hands, especially a juvenile, is never a good thing. Thanks to the exceptional work of the officers involved in the recovery of this weapon, countless lives, including the teen, may have been saved."

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PREVIOUSLY:
A 16-year-old boy was arrested by Illinois State Police in Rockford and found with drugs and a gun.

Just before 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 5, an Illinois State Trooper saw a crash between a silver Pontiac and red Dodge van at the intersection of Seminary and Blackhawk Park Avenue. The driver of the Pontiac, a 16-year-old boy, tried to run away, but was taken into custody after a brief chase.

According to the Illinois State Police, the teen was found to be in possession of over 34 grams of cocaine, .3 grams of heroin, 12 grams of cannabis, over $600, and a loaded Smith and Wesson M&P 15-22 semi-automatic rifle. The gun was reported stolen to Rockford Police in 2011.

He has been charged with the following:

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of Cannabis
  • Possession of a Stolen Firearm

The driver of the van was transported to a local hospital for a minor injury.

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