Police arrested five people and had to put down a pit bull during a search for drugs at two Evanston homes on Friday.
Police executed two search warrants simultaneously in the 2000 block of Warren Street and the 1300 block of Darrow Avenue at approximately 11:20 a.m., according to a press release from the department. Detectives from the department’s special operations conducted the searches in conjunction with members of the Cook County Sheriff’s Police Gang Crimes unit, as part of an ongoing investigation of narcotics sales in Evanston.
As they entered the home in the 1300 block of Darrow Avenue, officers encountered a large pit bull that was “acting aggressively toward police,” according to the release. “As a result, the dog was put down,” the release said.
Between both homes, police seized 125 grams of cannabis, one gram of crack cocaine and several pills of a controlled substance called Alprazolam, or Xanax. Police also seized a little more than $2,300 that they believe was used in illegal drug sales.
Fitzroy Barnaby, 19, and Colwin Junior, 23, both of the 2000 block of Warren Street, were each charged with possession of cannabis with intent to deliver and possession of cannabis, both felonies.
Kaynor Ebanks, 29, of the 1300 block of Darrow Avenue, was charged with possession of cannabis, possession of cannabis with intent to deliver and two counts of possession of a controlled substance, all felonies.
Alain Ebanks, 27, and Fritz Murray, 43, both of the 1300 block of Darrow Avenue, were each charged with one misdemeanor count of possession of cannabis.