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Drug arrest in Rockford


Rockford Police have arrested a man in connection with drug dealing.

Officials investigated the sale of cocaine near 11th Street and 18th Avenue.

Detectives identified 21-year-old Joseph Smith, and on January 9th, and pulled him over on 9th Street and Harrison Avenue.

Authorities say they found cocaine, money and a stolen handgun in the car.

He is being charged with armed violence, unlawful use of weapons by a felon, unlawful possession of a stolen firearm, and possession with intent to deliver cocaine.

This is an on-going investigation, we'll bring you more updates as soon as it becomes available. 

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