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Man arrested after selling gun, drugs to undercover detective

Travaris J. Knox, 23, of the 2000 block of Grove Avenue, North Chicago
Travaris J. Knox, 23, of the 2000 block of Grove Avenue, North Chicago

A man is facing numerous felony charges after he sold cocaine and attempted to sell a gun to an undercover Lake County Sheriff’s detective.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Gang Task Force concluded a long-term investigation which they said resulted in the arrest of Travaris J. Knox, 23, of the 2000 block of Grove Avenue in North Chicago. Authorities said Knox is a documented street gang member.

During the investigation, officials said that Knox sold crack cocaine and attempted to sell a firearm to an undercover Lake County Sheriff Gang Task Force detective.

Following the investigation on October 3, Knox was arrested by members of the Sheriff’s Gang Task Force and Sheriff’s Warrants Team in the 1800 block of North Sheridan Road in Waukegan. During a search of Knox’s residence, he was found to be in possession of another firearm, sheriff’s authorities said.

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Knox was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver (class 1 felony), unlawful use of a weapon by a gang member (class 2 felony), two counts of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon (class 3 felonies), possession of a defaced firearm (class 3 felony), and unlawful possession of a controlled substance (class 4 felony).

Knox remains held at the Lake County Jail on a $100,000 bond. He is next due in court on October 31 at 1:30 p.m. in courtroom C-120.


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