UPDATE: Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Drug Charge

By: WIFR Newsroom
By: WIFR Newsroom
Spencer Tolefree
Howard Lacy
Keith Armstrong

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- A Rockford man admits to trying to sell cocaine and will spend half a decade in jail for the crime.

Today, 31-year-old Howard Lacy told a judge he is guilty of manufacturing and delivering cocaine. Lacy was arrested on those drug charges last May. The judge sentenced Lacy to 5 years and 6 months in prison. He'll get credit for the 252 days he's already served.


ROCKFORD (WIFR) – Police have arrested three people on drug charges.

Officers say they were investigating three independent suspects after receiving information that they were selling drugs.

After concluding their investigations all three were arrested with one suspect also charged with unlawful use of a weapon by a felon and no FOID. All three were then lodged in the Winnebago County Jail.

Arrested: Spencer Tolefree, 28, Rockford
Charges: Two counts Unlawful Delivery of 1-15 grams of a controlled substance (cocaine) within 1,000 feet of a church.

Arrested: Howard Lacy, 30, Rockford
Charges: Two counts Unlawful Delivery of 1-15 grams of a controlled substance (cocaine) within 1,000 feet of a church.

Arrested: Keith Armstrong, 50, Rockford
Charges: Warrant for Unlawful Use of a Weapon by Felon, No F.O.I.D., Possession of a controlled substance (heroin).


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