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Raid uncovers drugs, gun, cash

Marcus Brewton

Marcus Brewton

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Updated: February 27, 2013 6:14AM

WAUKEGAN — A search warrant Thursday turned up drugs, a gun and money after neighbors in the area complained to police about all the traffic at the home.

Waukegan police said Friday the Gang Intelligence Unit went to 2129 Western Ave., to serve Marcus Brewton, 31, of that address, because he was the target of the warrant. Police found 63 grams of marijuana, a .380-caliber semiautomatic handgun, drug paraphernalia and $140 in cash.

Brewton was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of cannabis, unlawful possession with intent to deliver and unlawful use of a weapon. He was being held Friday in Lake County Jail on $25,000.

Police said he has one other conviction for possession and delivery of marijuana.

“It should be noted that we were made aware of this problem through concerned residents who noticed unusual amounts of traffic to this home. I am glad we got another gun off of the streets and out of the hands of potentially dangerous individuals,” said Police Chief Dan Greathouse.

He said as usual, portions of the seized funds will be used to reward confidential informants for their efforts. Anyone looking to become a confidential informant or who merely wants to pass along confidential information is urged to call the police hotline at (847) 856-6444.

Residents can call that number and leave information about suspected drug houses, drug dealers, gang and weapons information or any other criminal activity, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Callers will not be contacted unless they specifically asked to be called.

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