South Evanston search warrant nets handguns, cannabis

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor

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The Evanston Police Department recovered two handguns and more than 1,000 grams of cannabis Friday while executing a search warrant in south Evanston on Friday.

Officers executed a warrant for a drug investigation at about 1:15 p.m. at 819 Seward St., according to an EPD news release Saturday. The EPD investigation found that cannabis was being sold at the residence.

Two men who live at the location were arrested and charged with various drug and weapons offenses.

Jemehl Davenport, 25, was charged with unlawful possession of cannabis with a previous conviction, as well as multiple counts of unlawful delivery and unlawful possession of cannabis, according to the news release.

Davenport was arrested and charged with cannabis possession twice in May, according to Jail Base, a website that aggregates booking records from law enforcement agencies.

Tashwan Owen, 24, was charged with unlawful possession of cannabis twice, one additionally with intent to deliver.

Davenport and Owen were also charged with possession of a firearm without a Firearm Owner’s Identification Card, according to the release.

Both are scheduled to appear Nov. 29 at the Cook County Circuit Court in Skokie.

Manuel Rapada