Two Woodstock men, who were arrested during an undercover drug sting, are facing multiple charges after police found them with drugs and a loaded defaced gun.
Isaiah R. Dunn-Vigo Gomes, 26, and James Cornelius, 25, both of the 300 block of West Calhoun Street in Woodstock, were arrested on Friday.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and McHenry County Narcotics Task Force began investigating Gomes and Cornelius after learning they were allegedly selling drugs through Snapchat, court records show.
A sheriff’s detective contacted Cornelius through Snapchat and asked to purchase 110 grams of cannabis for $600, a motion filed in court said.
Cornelius agreed to the sale and sent information to the detective regarding a meeting time and location.
The detectives and other police officers arrived at the set date and time to conduct the controlled buy, the motion said.
Undercover officers were able to locate a vehicle that was registered to Cornelius.
When officers approached the vehicle on its driver’s side, they saw a handgun near the center console, the motion said.
The handgun, which was loaded and accessible to both passengers, had its serial number scratched off. Both men did not have FOID cards for the weapon.
Officers searched the vehicle and found approximately 110 grams of cannabis packaged in two different bags. Officers also recovered 11 individual baggies of cocaine, weighing 6.7 grams, on Gomes.
Gomes is charged with armed violence, delivery of cocaine, possession of a defaced firearm, delivery of cannabis, two counts of felon in possession of a weapon, possession of a controlled substance, two counts of illegal possession of ammunition without a FOID, and violation of cannabis control act over 100 grams.
Cornelius is charged with armed violence, delivery of cannabis, possession of a defaced firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm without a FOID, unlawful possession of firearm ammunition without a FOID and violation of the cannabis control act.
Both remain held in the McHenry County Jail on $150,000 bonds. They will in court again on July 12.