Chicago Traffic Stop Leads to Felony Charges for Unlicensed Gun and Narcotics Possession

Chicago Traffic Stop Leads to Felony Charges for Unlicensed Gun and Narcotics PossessionSource: Facebook/Cook County Sheriff's Office (Official)
Damon R. Sheffield
Published on December 09, 2023

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.