ROCKFORD - A joint operation ends with the arrest of a man known to be affiliated with the criminal organization, the Vice Lords.
Dashon Chandler, 37, was taken into custody after the Winnebago County Violent Crimes Task Force executed a search warrant at his home at 826 Royal Avenue. Members of that task force include Rockford P.D., Loves Park P.D., Illinois State Police, and agents of the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives.
During the search, investigators found a substance they suspect to be marijuana, and a loaded handgun. Chandler is charged with violation of the Illinois Cannabis Control Act, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, armed violence, and possession of stolen property.
Chandler is currently in custody at the Winnebago County Jail.