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Rochelle police arrest Belvidere man on drug and weapon charges (Updated)

Rochelle police arrested a Belvidere man early this morning on drug and weapon charges following a traffic stop in the Hub City.

45-year old Robert Thompson was arrested on the charge of unlawful possession of cannabis and drug paraphernalia along with 2 counts of unlawful use of a weapon.

The arrest took place a short time before 2:30 this morning at 2nd Street and 4th Avenue. Thompson was originally stopped for disobeying a stop sign.

Local police seized under 30 grams of cannabis during the arrest along with a tazer gun and brass knuckes.

The Rochelle K-9 Unit assisted in the arrest last night.

Thompson posted the $150 cash bond on the charges and was given a court date of May 1st in Oregon.

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