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Three Men Arrested in Large Scale Drug Bust

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A several months-long investigation leads to three high profile drug arrests in Rockford.

The Rockford Police Department’s Narcotics Unit, along with the Rockford Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force, and the Belvidere/Boone County Metro Narcotics Unit, say they’ve been investigating a group of individuals who were involved with selling large amounts of heroin and cocaine at various locations, primarily on the west side of Rockford.

On June 2nd, they executed a search warrant at 535 S. Greenview. When they arrived, William Butler fled from detectives on foot, but was taken into custody. He had over $35,000 on him at the time.

Chad McClellan was also arrested during the search. Police say that during a search of his vehicle, they found four bundles of narcotics, two which tested positive for cocaine and two testing positive for heroin. Police estimate they contained about 330 grams of cocaine and 687 grams of heroin.

A third man, Rodney Clark, was also taken into custody in connection to the investigation and is now facing 2 counts of delivering a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a park. He was on parole for another drug charge.

Butler and McClellan are facing possession with intent to deliver 400-900 grams of heroin and possession with intent to deliver 100-400 grams of cocaine charges.
 

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