Momence Police Arrest 3 on Drug Charges, Execute 3 Search Warrants, Seize 2 Vehicles and United States Currency in 4-week Undercover Drug Investigation
March 2, 2015: Momence, IL - Members of the Momence Police Department, assisted by members of the Watseka Enforcement Team concluded a 4-week undercover narcotics investigation in the City of Momence with the arrest of 3 suspects, the execution of 3 search warrants, the seizure of two vehicles and United States Currency.
Momence Police assisted by members of the Manteno Police Department and the Bourbonnais Police Department executed a search warrant in rural Kankakee on Friday, February 27, 2015 that resulted in the arrest of a suspect who sold illegal narcotics to an undercover police officer on 3 separate occasions in the City of Momence; the vehicle used in these illegal narcotics transactions was also seized. A second search warrant was executed a Rich's Tap, 25 N. Dixie Highway, Momence, Illinois where the video surveillance system was seized after 3 drug transactions were facilitated and transacted at that location. The third search warrant was executed at a home in rural Grant Park that resulted in the arrest of a suspect who sold a controlled substance to an undercover police officer. During the execution of this search warrant police recovered more than 3 grams of cocaine from the suspect's home and seized the suspect's vehicle which was used in the illegal narcotics transaction.
Those arrested during this undercover operation are as follows:
Francisco J. Gonzalez, 33, of Kankakee who was charged with 2 felony counts of Possession of Cannabis with the Intent to Deliver and 1 count of misdemeanor Possession of Cannabis with the Intent to Deliver. Gonzalez was taken to the Jerome Combs Detention Center where he is being held on a $20,000 bond and a parole hold for Violation of Parole.
Karla L. Gonzalez, 25, of St. Anne was arrested on February 27, 2015 and charged with misdemeanor Manufacture and Delivery of Cannabis - 2.5 - 10 grams. Gonzalez was transported to the Jerome Combs Detention Center where she was processed and bonded.
Blaine W. MacDonald, 36, of Grant Park was arrested on Friday, February 27, 2015 and charged with felony Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver. MacDonald was additionally charged with felony Possession of a Controlled Substance when police recovered more than 3 grams of cocaine from his home during the execution of a search warrant. MacDonald was transported to the Jerome Combs Detention Center where he was held on a $30,000 bond.
During the course of this investigation and the execution of these search warrants, police recovered and removed more than 30 grams of cannabis and more than 6.5 grams of cocaine from the streets of Momence. Additional arrests are expected in the coming days as a result of this investigation.