Rock Falls teen accused of selling marijuana to undercover agent

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Richard Sotelo photo from Whiteside County Jail

Police say they busted a Rock Falls teen when he allegedly sold marijuana to an undercover agent of the Sterling Police Department.

Richard Sotelo, 19, was arrested just after 2:30 p.m. Friday, February 24, 2014, when he made the deal in the parking lot of a Farm & Fleet store at 3913 Lincolnway in Sterling. 

“Sotelo sold what was purported to be a half-ounce of cannabis to an agent of the Sterling Police Department,” according to police spokesman Sgt. Steven Hubbard. 

Police said the cannabis had a street value of $145.

Sotelo was charged with felony unlawful delivery of cannabis and misdemeanor unlawful possession of cannabis.

Court records show Sotelo was appointed a public defender, and that he was released from the Whiteside County Jail after he posted 10% of his $10,000 bond.