Blotter: Man charged with possession of a controlled substance

Emma Edmund, Assistant City Editor

A 27-year-old Evanston man was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance Thursday evening.

At 6:40 p.m. Thursday, Evanston Police Department officers and paramedics responded to a man unconscious in the bathroom of the train at the Central Street Metra station, EPD communications coordinator Perry Polinski said. A subsequent investigation determined the man had overdosed and he was transported by fire ambulance to the hospital.

Polinski said a search of the man revealed a couple of bags of a white, powdery substance in his pockets, suspected to be heroin. After he was medically discharged, the man was transported to the police station and charged with possession of a controlled substance.

Man with gun reported at Chicago Avenue gas station

At 10:20 p.m. Thursday, the Chicago Police Department notified EPD that a resident reported a man with a gun at a gas station at 140 Chicago Ave.

The resident reported that the man was wearing a hooded sweatshirt and blue Nike gym shoes, according to Polinski. Polinski said both Evanston and Chicago were officers deployed to the area, but they could not find the person in question.

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