Rockford Police Find $400k, Drug Paraphernalia, and a Loaded Semi-Auto Rifle in Bust

By: Meghan Dwyer
By: Meghan Dwyer

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- The FBI, ATF, and Winnebago County Sheriff's Department have busted a home filled with drug paraphernalia and 400-thousand dollars cash.

The feds originally busted the Ellis Avenue home on May 8th while responding to a burglary alarm. The house belongs to Robert Gray, a.k.a. "4-Rob".

He wasn't arrested for the cash, but for possessing a firearm as a felon. It was a loaded semi-automatic rifle. Court documents say the house smelled like marijuana.


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  • by State Location: Rockford on May 30, 2012 at 06:55 PM
    Check your facts, do some research. There’s never been a marijuana related death, EVER. However, your tax dollars support cigarettes and alcohol, the two deadliest drugs in existence. All illicit drugs combined don’t add up to the number of deaths from cigarettes, alcohol, and pharmaceuticals. Marijuana has been shown to treat innumerable conditions and diseases, including cancer. Get a clue, there are enough sheep. If marijuana was legalized, as it is in other countries, crime actually decreases.
  • by jacki Location: rockford on May 21, 2012 at 09:07 PM
    alicia: you must not be old enough to know what a nice guy is
  • by NOBODY on May 21, 2012 at 10:28 AM
    DRUGS USERS ARE KILLING THE YOUTH. THE PARENTS THAT ARENT GUIDING OR LEADING BY EXAMPLE ARE KILLING. drug users gonna use regardless so taking him off the streets wont solve a thing. drug use and crime will always be present in our communities. guns...who dont have a gun now days. guns are for protection...of whatever sort. tax invader...how about we get all the illegal immigrants from our country and people not paying taxes but taking our jobs and sending their money to support persons in another country. TRUST hes supporting you and yours in one way or another. hes the kind that gives back to his community...
  • by Amie Location: Rockford on May 18, 2012 at 10:39 PM
    "that dude". What planet are you from? You are not speaking English or....that be the problem you are thinking this dude a nice guy? Catch my vibe? Try getting employment with this type of diction.
  • by TJ Location: rockford on May 18, 2012 at 08:27 PM
    Yeah, and he was already out on bail stemming from a murder charge. He's a REAL nice guy. Just another scum drug dealer.
  • by DON Location: belvidere on May 18, 2012 at 06:43 AM
    why is the atf responding to home alarms?
  • by Steven Location: Rockford on May 18, 2012 at 05:23 AM
    Aliia and that dude are typical of why Rockford has become such an armpit. One wants to bame the crooked police instead of drug dealers (and can't even get his ridiculous statements out in understandable written English), and the other says "he is a nice guy, I just ignore the fact that he is a drug dealer, felon, and tax evader" You are a couple of idiots and Rockford is getting filled with people just as stupid!!!!
  • by Uncle Red Location: The War Zone on May 18, 2012 at 05:18 AM
    I wonder when the "Poor Little Victim Of Society" card will be pulled.
  • by jimmy crackcorn on May 18, 2012 at 04:40 AM
    i've never read or known a drug dealer that was a nice guy. drugs are the bane of this community. selling drugs tends to increase other crimes. don't listen to the lies about drug dealers being good guys.
  • by cecilia grant Location: United States on May 18, 2012 at 04:22 AM
    The Detroit News reports insurance premiums have declined 5 years in a row. I can't remember a cycle like this ever. Of course, not everybody has had a decline, mine actually went up high but found "Clearance Auto" that I could easily reduce it
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