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On November 6th, 2019, the Dixon Police Department conducted a drug investigation into several individuals selling cocaine within the City of Dixon.  The department had received several complaints and information regarding drug activity within the 1000 block area of Highland Avenue.  Through the course of the investigation several individuals were arrested for selling and possessing cocaine.

 

The following individuals have been arrested and charged with the following offenses:

 

Vanessa M. Echartea age 43, No Permanent Address, Illinois was arrested in the 1000 block of Highland Avenue on November 6, 2019.  Echartea was taken into custody and transported to the Dixon Police Department.  Echartea was charged with 1 count of Unlawful Possession with the Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance Within 500 Feet of a Park, (1 gram or more but less than 15 grams of cocaine) a Class X Felony, 1 count of Unlawful Possession with Intent to Deliver of a Controlled Substance, (1 gram or more but less than 15 grams) a Class 1 Felony, and 1 count of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (Less than 15 grams of cocaine) a Class 4 Felony.

 

Echartea was also charged with the following additional charges from a pending drug investigation that started in August of 2019,  2 counts of Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance Within 500 Feet of a Church, (1 gram or more but less than 15 grams of cocaine) a Class X Felony, 2 counts of Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance, (1 gram or more but less than 15 grams) a Class 1 Felony, and 2 counts of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (Less than 15 grams of cocaine) a Class 4 Felony.  Echartea was processed and taken to the Lee County 

 

Roaul L. Anderson age 42, of Rock Falls, Illinois was arrested in the 1000 block of Highland Avenue on November 6, 2019.  Anderson was taken into custody and transported to the Dixon Police Department.  Anderson was charged with 1 count of Unlawful Possession with the Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance Within 500 Feet of a Park, (1 gram or more but less than 15 grams of cocaine) a Class X Felony, 1 count of Unlawful Possession with Intent to Deliver of a Controlled Substance, (1 gram or more but less than 15 grams) a Class 1 Felony, and 1 count of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (Less than 15 grams of cocaine) a Class 4 Felony.  Anderson was processed and taken to the Lee County Jail.

 

Toniette S. Freeman age 41, of Rock Falls, Illinois was arrested in the 1000 block of Highland Avenue on November 6, 2019.  Freeman was taken into custody and transported to the Dixon Police Department.  Freeman was charged with 1 count of Unlawful Possession with the Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance Within 500 Feet of a Park, (1 gram or more but less than 15 grams of cocaine) a Class X Felony, 1 count of Unlawful Possession with Intent to Deliver of a Controlled Substance, (1 gram or more but less than 15 grams) a Class 1 Felony, and 1 count of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (Less than 15 grams of cocaine) a Class 4 Felony.  Freeman was processed and taken to the Lee County Jail.

 

Lonnie L. McGee age 65, of Sterling, Illinois was arrested in the 100 block of West 7th Street on November 6, 2019.  McGee was taken into custody and transported to the Dixon Police Department.  McGee was charged with 1 count of Unlawful Possession with the Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance Within 500 Feet of a School, (1 gram or more but less than 15 grams of cocaine) a Class X Felony, 1 count of Unlawful Possession with Intent to Deliver of a Controlled Substance, (1 gram or more but less than 15 grams) a Class 1 Felony, and 1 count of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (Less than 15 grams of cocaine) a Class 4 Felony.  McGee was processed and taken to the Lee County Jail.

 

All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.