Two Evanston men arrested, charged with possession of narcotics

Sophie Mann, Digital Development and Recruitment Editor

Evanston police recovered about 2,300 grams of cannabis and 40 grams of crack cocaine while executing a search warrant Saturday that stemmed from illegal drug sales.

At approximately 8:15 a.m. on Saturday, police executed the warrant in the 2600 block of Central Avenue, according to a news release. In addition to the drugs, they also found a scale, a large quantity of plastic bags and approximately $4,000 in cash, the release said.

Two men — a 23-year-old and a 24-year-old — were arrested and charged with unlawful delivery of cannabis and unlawful possession of cannabis, as well as unlawful delivery of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a controlled substance, respectively. All of the charges are felonies, the release said.

A 21-year-old woman was also taken into custody, but was later released without charges.

The men were taken to county jail Sunday and will have a bond hearing on Monday, Evanston Police Department spokesman Perry Polinski told The Daily.

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