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Rockford Man Arrested on Cocaine Possession Charges

ROCKFORD (WREX) — The Winnebago County Sheriff's Department brought a Rockford man into custody on several charges, including possession of cocaine.

According to the Sheriff's Department, Mark J. Dahlberg was arrested on Thursday near his home in the 800 block of Sawyer Road.

Investigators identified the 45 year-old's home as the source of a narcotics complaint.

Officials say they tried to conduct a traffic stop as Dahlberg was leaving his house, but he took off.

Eventually, officers were able to catch Dahlberg after he returned home.

During a search of his home, police found various drugs including cocaine, ecstasy and hydrocodone.

The Sheriff's Department reports Dahlberg is currently on parole for a narcotics charge.

The charges he now faces include possession with intent to deliver cocaine, possession of a controlled substance and resisting a police officer.

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