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On Oct. 17, at approximately 3:05 p.m., detectives from the Special Operations Group executed a search warrant at a residence in the 700 block of Custer Avenue as a result of an ongoing investigation into the sales of narcotics in Evanston, said Commander Joe Dugan of the Evanston police Department. The target of the search warrant was taken into custody during the execution of the warrant, he said.
Comdr. Dugan said the following items were discovered as a result of the search warrant: 262 grams of cocaine, 15 grams of crack cocaine, 9 pills of suspected ecstasy, 1 gram of suspected heroin, $3,831.00 in cash, and a loaded Ruger .45 caliber handgun. Detectives also discovered a police scanner, surveillance cameras showing a live feed inside and outside the residence and that the door had been barricaded by the use of metal brackets and wooden planks.
On Oct. 18, at approximately 7:00 p.m., the detectives executed a second search warrant on a storage locker rented by the target at a storage facility in the 8000 block of McCormick Blvd. in Skokie. Upon making entry, a loaded Walther .380 caliber handgun with the serial number obliterated was recovered, said Cmdr. Dugan.
The target, a 40-year old Evanston man was charged with two counts of Armed Habitual Offender, and a number of other charges.