Police arrested two men after they recovered a fully automatic gun, drugs and over $10,000 in cash during a traffic stop in North Chicago over the weekend.
Officers with the North Chicago Police Department spotted two men getting into a silver Nissan Sentra around 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
Officers recognized one of the two men who had felony warrants out for his arrest, according to North Chicago Community Information Coordinator Jim Moran.
As the Nissan began to drive away from 24th Street and Sherman Avenue in North Chicago, officers conducted a traffic stop on the car.
Officers arrested Tyson D. McClinton, 22, of the 2500 block of Village Park Drive in Waukegan, and Charles F. Wallace, 22, of the 2000 block of Grove Avenue in North Chicago.
North Chicago Police Canine Six was called to assist in searching the vehicle.
Moran said officers found 91 grams of marijuana, 22 ecstasy pills, $10,467 in cash and two handguns.
One of the handguns was identified to be a fully automatic Glock with an extended magazine.
North Chicago Police Chief Lazaro Perez applauded the work of his officers. “These officers did an excellent job taking guns and drugs off the streets,” Perez said.
“Through their hard work and proactive policing, our community is a safer place,” he said.
McClinton was charged with three counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, manufacturing and delivering cannabis, possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Wallace was charged with manufacturing ecstasy pills, possession of ecstasy pills, possession of an automatic weapon, three counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, armed violence, possession of cannabis, manufacturing and delivering cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Both men appeared in bond court Sunday morning. Wallace was ordered held in the Lake County Jail on a $150,000 bond and McClinton was ordered held on a $75,000 bond.