August 14th, 2015
Macomb Police Chief Curt Barker and Sheriff Rick Vanbrooker report the arrest of Delrico J. Nelson, 39, of Macomb, IL. Nelson’s arrest comes after a six month long investigation for the sales of crack cocaine. Nelson was the passenger in a vehicle that was stopped at approximately 7:29 P.M in the 1300 block of North Lafayette St, Macomb, Illinois after officers received information that Nelson was bringing crack cocaine back to Macomb, Illinois. During the traffic stop the officer could smell a strong odor of raw cannabis emitting from the vehicle. During a search of Nelson’s person it was discovered Nelson was in possession of approximately 14 grams of crack cocaine and 95 grams of cannabis. Nelson is currently on Federal supervised release from the Bureau of Prisons. Nelson was arrested in Macomb, Illinois in 2004 for possessing 120 grams of crack cocaine. Nelson was charged in the Federal system in the 2004 case and served approximately 10 years in the Bureau of Prisons. Barker and Vanbrooker would like to thank the combined drug unit which consist of officers and deputies from the Macomb Police Department, McDonough County Sheriff’s Office, Office of Public Safety (WIU) Colchester Police Department, Blandinsville Police Department and the Bushnell Police Department for their hard work on this case. The officials stated there is still an ongoing investigation into the large scale cocaine operation and more arrest are expected.
Also arrested during the investigation Deondra L. Jackson, 25, of Macomb, IL for two counts of Manufacture / Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Crack Cocaine)
Delrico J. Nelson is charged with Manufacture / Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Crack Cocaine), Manufacture / Delivery of Cannabis Over 30 Grams but Under 500 Grams, Possession of Cannabis Over 30 Grams but Under 500 Grams.
All SUSPECTS ARE CONSIDERED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT IN A COURT OF LAW.