Waukegan police arrest four in two drug sweeps

Police in Waukegan executed two search warrants recently and confiscated “large amounts” of drugs and cash. They also arrested four people, all of whom are now facing drug charges.

In the first raid, police arrested a 33-year-old man after they stormed a home in the 800 block of Massena Avenue and found drug paraphernalia, $3,500 in cash, two handguns and almost 12 grams of heroin.

The 33-year-old man has now been charged with armed violence, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, unlawful possession with intent to distribute and unlawful possession of a controlled substance. Because he was close to Glen Flora Elementary School, the drug charges against him are more serious than they would be were the school not located in his neighborhood.

A 19-year-old man who was also in the home was also arrested after police allegedly found a small amount of marijuana in his possession,

In the second raid, police executed a search warrant at a residence in the 400 block of Oakwood Avenue. There, they arrested a 45-year-old man and his 18-year-old son after finding 26 grams of marijuana, a digital scale, $19,000 in cash and 102 grams of cocaine.

Both the 45-year-old and the 18-year-old have now been charged with unlawful possession with intent to deliver and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

As is always the case with any criminal proceeding, it is important that we remember these men are all innocent until it is proven otherwise in a court of law. All too often, people assume that someone who has been arrested is guilty, but that is not true.

Source: The Lake County News-Sun, “Guns, drugs seized in two Waukegan raids,” Frank Aberholden, Nov. 19, 2012

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Waukegan police arrest four in two drug sweeps