Friday, January 28, 2011
HARRISON DISTRICT COPS SEIZE 100 POUNDS OF WEED ON LAKE STREET PLUS 9 GUNS
Chicago Police Harrison (11th) District Tactical officers seized over 100 pounds of cannabis, 8 handguns, and one shotgun during execution of search warrants at 8:30 PM Sunday evening, January 23, in the 5100 block of Lake Street and at a residence in the western suburbs. Fernando Camarillo, 43, of the 2500 block of Landen in Melrose Park, was charged with one felony count of Cannabis Trafficking-over 5,000 grams, one count of City Ordinance Business License Required, and four City Ordinance weapons violations, after Harrison District Tactical officers learned that a motor vehicle sales business was operating without the required business license and as a front for drug sales.
The search warrant was executed to investigate the validity of Camarillo’s place of business. During a subsequent search of the premises, police discovered and took possession of several boxes containing multiple bags of cannabis, totaling over 100 pounds, with an estimated street value of over $700,000, and four semi-automatic handguns.
Police then drove to Camarillo’s residence where he was taken into custody and charged.
A search of his home resulted in officers recovering an additional four semi-automatic handguns and a shotgun. One of the guns was found to be stolen, resulting in a continuing investigation that could result in additional weapons charges.
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