Two Illinois men arrested on cocaine-related charges

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Gazette staff
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

WALWORTH—Two Illinois men were arrested Wednesday--one in Walworth County and one in Illinois--on cocaine-related charges.

Angel Cruz, of Harvard, Illinois, was stopped on Lakeville Road in the town of Walworth. Police reported finding three ounces of cocaine in his vehicle, according to a Walworth County Sheriff's Office release.

Cruz was arrested on three counts of delivery of cocaine and one count possession with intent to deliver cocaine.

Simultaneously, Illinois authorities searched a Harvard home and reported finding a scale, packaging material, 7.5 grams of cocaine and $2,400 in cash, the release states.

Cruz's home also was searched. Found inside were five grams of cocaine, the release states.

Froilan Avila-Romo, of Harvard, was arrested in McHenry County on four counts of delivery of cocaine. Walworth County will be forwarding to the district attorney's office three counts of party to delivery of cocaine for Avila-Romo, according to the release.

McHenry County will forward to prosecutors one count of possession of cocaine for Cruz.

Avila-Romo is being held at the McHenry County Jail. Cruz is being held at the Walworth County Jail. 

Authorities could not be reached to clarify ownership of the Illinois home where police reported finding the cocaine, cash and drug-related items.

The Walworth County Drug Unit, Lake Geneva Police Department, McHenry County Sheriff's Office and Drug Enforcement Administration assisted in the arrests.

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