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Police say Moline cocaine dealer busted in undercover sting

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Drug enforcement investigators say they busted a Moline man buying a large amount of cocaine from an undercover agent.

Quad City Metropolitan Enforcement Group and the Drug Enforcement Agency arrested 44-year-old Rob Alan Wayne Traub during a sting Thursday, May 15, 2014.

Traub was arrested in the 3900 block of 44th Avenue in Moline "as he attempted to purchase a large amount of powder cocaine from an undercover agent" according to a spokesman for QC MEG.  The spokesman referred to Traub as a "suspected cocaine dealer."

Investigators report finding a "large amount" of firearms in a subsequent search of Traub's home.

"The investigation continues and more arrests are anticipated," the QC MEG spokesman said.

The arrest happened the day after a Moline father and son were arrested for allegedly dealing cocaine out of a local pizza restaurant.  Investigators did not indicate any specific connection between the two busts.

Traub was held in the Rock Island County Jail.

1 Comment

  • RJ

    Sorry to hear of this, however I have known rob 31 years.. The firearm ordeal is just media, and police doing their thing. Rob was an avid gun collector and has been since he was little. So the gun ordeal I find hard to believe their was malicious intent.

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