Drug, weapons charges filed against Beloit man

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BELOIT - A Beloit man arrested in a raid on his residence on Oct. 3 faces multiple drug and weapons charges, according to a criminal complaint in Rock County Circuit Court.

Rayshaun M. Roach, 35, is charged with three counts of delivery of narcotics, two counts of concealing a stolen firearm and two separate possession of drug paraphernalia and drug possession charges, the complaint said. Roach was arrested after a five-month investigation by the Rock County Sheriff's Office special investigations unit.

Agents confiscated 55 grams of fentanyl, four handguns, two cars and $140 in cash at his residence in the 1200 block of Harvey Street. The investigation started after agents from the SIU and Safe Streets Task Force (GROC) identified an alleged heroin delivery operation in the immediate area of the home, according to a sheriff's office news release.

According to the complaint filed against Roach, the sheriff's office made contact with the alleged drug dealer multiple times, from July to September.

The guns seized from the home, a .45 caliber Ruger and .40 caliber Smith and Wesson, were listed as stolen out of Beloit, after a search of both serial numbers, the complaint said.

During interviews with law enforcement, Roach admitted to selling heroin.

"He stated he did not currently have a job and his girlfriend needed surgeries," the complaint said, adding that he used the money from his drug trade to pay bills.

Roach also told investigators he bought the handguns from drug users he dealt with, the complaint said.

He is scheduled to appear in a preliminary hearing on Oct. 16. He is being held at the Rock County Jail on a $10,550 cash bond.

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