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Rochelle man released from jail following drug bust

A Rochelle man is back on the streets today following a drug bust at a local business last Friday morning.

The incident took place at the Clark Gas station at the intersection of Illinois 251 North and Carrie Avenue.

34-year old Aadi Patel was arrested on the Class 2 felony offense of unlawful possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance. Police seized synthetic cannabinoid at the business. The drug is known on the streets as K2, Spice, along with "over the top" and black mamba. The street value is believed to be over $10,000 that was confiscated by police.

Authorities also seized $5,000 in cash at the business.

Rochelle Police Chief Eric Higby said that they had received numerous complaints of drugs being sold from the gas station in the past several weeks. Assisting in the arrest on Friday were Ogle County Sheriff's police.

Synthetic cannabinoid is often sold as plant food, herbel incense, or even smoking blends.

In Ogle County court on Saturday, the judge set bond at $30,000 for Patel in which he posted 10 percent of that amount or $3,000. He was given a court date of July 19th for an arraignment hearing.

Chief Higby expects additional arrests in the case.


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