Man charged with trying to pay for fast food with cocaine

Published: Nov. 15, 2017 at 4:40 PM CST
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - A 34-year-old man is arrested after a restaurant employee says he tried to pay for his food with drugs.

The Winnebago County Sheriff's Office says Darryl Ross was arrested at a restaurant in the area of Harrison and Stowmarket avenues Saturday.

An employee tells deputies that when she went to hand Ross his food in the drive-thru, he handed her four small baggies with a white rock substance inside. She did not give Ross his food and instead went to a Boone County Sheriff's deputy who was inside the restaurant at the time.

The Boone County deputy detained Ross in the parking lot and waited until Winnebago County deputies tested the baggies.

Investigators say they found seven baggies that tested positive for cocaine and two that tested positive for heroin. The four baggies handed to the employee tested positive for heroin.

Deputies say Ross was arrested on charges of possession with intent to deliver 1-15 grams of cocaine, possession of controlled substance (Cocaine) and possession controlled substance (Heroin).

Ross' bond is set at $50,000.