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Police Charge Two After Narcotics Search on Custer

Police charged two men with drug and weapons-related offenses after executing a search warrant for narcotics in Evanston. Officers found a handgun, crack cocaine and marijuana.

Evanston police charged two men with drugs and weapons-related offenses after they searched a house on Custer Street and found a handgun, crack cocaine and marijuana, police said. 

The Evanston Police Department’s Special Operations Group executed a search warrant for narcotics in the first floor apartment at 135 Custer St. at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18. Following the search, officers arrested two local men, according to a press release from the police department.

Authorities charged Autae L. Williams, 31, of the 300 block of Custer Street, with unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, all felony counts. They also charged Williams with possession of a firearm without a valid firearm owner’s identification card and possession of firearm ammuniation without a valid firearm owner’s identification card, both misdemeanors. 

Authorities charged Julius G. Robinson, 29, of the 9500 block of Sumac Drive in Des Plaines, with unlawful possession of cannabis with intent to deliver and unlawful possession of cannabis, both felony charges, and possession of cannabis, a misdemeanor.

 

Williams and Robinson are scheduled to appear in Cook County Circuit Court in Skokie at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7. 

Dan Cox October 20, 2012 at 07:43 PM
The statement's made in this article about the Gun Violations being misdemeanors are incorrect and should be corrected. It is a Felony to be in possession of a Firearm or Ammunition if you do not have a valid FOID Card in Illinois. Illinois has the most Draconian Gun Law's in the Nation. I recommend that anyone who wants to know the real deal on Illinois Gun Law's to download a publication by the the same name.
Jennifer Fisher (Editor) October 21, 2012 at 05:03 PM
Dan, I double-checked the press release and police did say that the two FOID violations were indeed class A misdemeanors, not felonies. I will check with the courts on Monday.

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