ROCKFORD,Ill. (WIFR) -- Two men were arrested on drug charges after one reportedly tried to escape a traffic stop Tuesday night.
Jerome Garrett, 31, allegedly led officers on a brief chase while Charles Lewis, 39, stayed in the car.
Police say the vehicle was speeding westbound on Harrison Avenue near 11th Street. Officers tried to conduct a stop near South Main Street before the car eventually pulled over on Clifton Avenue.
While investigating, officers recovered a plastic bag containing more than 40 pills, believed to be Ecstasy. Police also found several white rocks believed to contain cocaine, a small amount of a cannabis, and U.S. currency.
Garrett was charged with possession with intent to deliver cocaine, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and resisting/obstructing an officer.
Lewis was charged with possession with intent to deliver cocaine, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and fleeing to elude. He also faces several traffic charges and a citation for cannabis.
Garrett and Lewis were taken to Winnebago County Jail. They are considered innocent unless proven guilty by the court of law.