Evanston man arrested for loaded gun found in car

Samantha Handler, City Editor

Police arrested an Evanston man on Nov. 4 for alleged unlawful use of a weapon after finding a loaded gun in his vehicle, according to Thursday Evanston Police Department news release.

Officers saw a blue Hyundai driving west on Howard Street that failed to signal while making a left turn. Police caught up to the car and made a traffic stop, the release said. Officers smelled cannabis in the car, and the 25-year-old turned over a plastic bag with 9.5 grams of cannabis.

The release said that while talking with police, the man said he had a loaded gun in his car but did not have a Concealed Carry License. The man had a Firearm Owners Identification Card. Police recovered the firearm from the car and charged the man with unlawful use of a weapon.

The man was also charged with two traffic citations, a civil law citation for possession of cannabis and a misdemeanor for driving on a suspended license. He was released on electronic monitoring. His next court date is Dec. 17 at the Skokie Courthouse.

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