- Associated Press - Friday, December 2, 2016

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) - Police in Rockford say they’ve made what they believe to be the largest drug seizure in the city’s history with a value of $8.6 million.

Rockford police laid out the drugs on a table Thursday, including bricks of packaged cocaine and methamphetamine stacked alongside $116,000 in cash and two loaded firearms. Rockford Police Chief Dan O’Shea called it a “significant hit” to the drug trade in the northern Illinois city.

Authorities say the bust is the result of a year-long investigation. Officers seized 50 kilograms of cocaine, 19 kilograms of methamphetamine and 1 kilogram of fentanyl.

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan was at the Tuesday news conference announcing the seizure. She called the case “incredibly important.”

One arrest was made and investigators are looking for another suspect.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide