A judge ordered a man, who is on parole for two robberies, held on a $3 million bond after he was found with drugs and two loaded guns in Zion.
Darrion R. Jackson, 21, of North Chicago, was charged with four counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and one count of possession of a stolen firearm.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Manuel Mandujano said officers with the Zion Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that made a traffic infraction.
Two people were in the car, including Jackson who was in the passenger seat.
Officers smelled an odor of cannabis when they approached and asked the driver to step out of the vehicle.
Jackson provided officers with his identification and it was determined he had an active warrant, Mandujano said during a Tuesday bond hearing.
The warrant was from an aggravated unlawful use of a weapon charge that occurred in Mundelein in June, court records show.
Jackson was arrested and a green bag was found on the floorboard of the passenger seat.
Officers found nine resealable baggies of cannabis, Mandujano said. A Springfield XD .45 handgun was also in the bag.
The gun had a fully loaded magazine inserted with one round in the chamber.
There was also a Glock 19 under the passenger seat.
It was determined that the Glock, which was also fully loaded with one round in the chamber, had been stolen out of Waukegan, Mandujano said.
Records show Jackson was released from the Illinois Department of Corrections in December.
Jackson had served 15 months in a state prison after being convicted of two separate robberies with firearms. Both occurred in Waukegan in September 2020.
Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak ordered Jackson held on a $3 million bond for his newest charges.
Jackson remains held in the Lake County Jail and would need to post $300,000 cash in order to be released.