Chicago's streets witnessed another case of law enforcement clamping down on illegal gun possession and narcotics trafficking recently. According to an update from the Cook County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff's Police made a significant discovery during a traffic stop at 300 North Laramie Avenue. The action unfolded after a vehicle was pulled over for ignoring a traffic signal.
During the interaction with the driver, officers were hit by the stench of cannabis wafting from within the car. Their eyes didn't deceive them either, as they spotted a firearm openly in the vehicle. The driver's problems compounded when it was revealed that he was without the required Firearm Owner’s Identification card or a concealed carry license—crucial documents for carrying a firearm in Illinois.
The subsequent search by the officers uncovered more than just traffic infractions. An array of narcotics and a large sum of cash were seized. The Sheriff's Office confirmed the driver faces felony charges related to the stop, adding to a history already tainted by previous felony convictions.