A Wisconsin man is in custody today after Kane County Sheriff’s Detectives stopped him for speeding while travelling westbound on I-90 near Rutland Township and subsequently discovered cocaine, cannabis, Fentanyl and weapons on his person and in his car.
During the stop by Detectives assigned to the Criminal Interdiction Tea, the strong odor of raw cannabis could be detected coming from within the vehicle. Detectives also observed a handgun in the driver’s door frame while speaking with the driver from the front passenger window.
Upon checking his criminal history, Detectives learned that the driver, a 28-year-old man from Walwoorth, Wisconsin, was a convicted felon. When detectives took him into custody for possessing a firearm as a felon, they searched him and located approximately 255 grams of crack cocaine in his clothing. A search of the vehicle yielded the recovery of the pistol that Detectives observed at the time of the stop. The recovered pistol was a SAR9 9mm which was loaded with a magazine affixed in the firearm with one round in the chamber. A further search yielded approximately 35 grams of cannabis, a box of .22 caliber ammunition, and a Glock 44 .22 caliber firearm. The Glock 44 was loaded with a magazine affixed in the firearm with one round in the chamber.
Detectives also located 10 tin foil packages consistent was narcotic packaging. Inside the tin foil was a white powdery substance that tested positive for Fentanyl and weighed 3.69 grams.
The man was charged with the Class X Felonies of Armed Habitual Criminal, Armed Violence, and Delivery of Cocaine, over 100 grams, along with Possession of Controlled Substance over 100 grams (a Class 1 Felony), and two counts of Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, a Class 2 Felony. He is currently being held at the Kane County Adult Justice Center on $250,000 bond.