Police arrested a man after finding him in possession of a loaded ghost gun and a small amount of drugs while responding to a house party complaint in Grayslake, prosecutors said.
Brian G. Castillo, 20, of the 1500 block of Vine Avenue in Round Lake Beach, was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, defacing firearm identification marks and attempted possession of a controlled substance.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Mary Daly said the Grayslake Police Department responded Sunday to a call of a noise complaint.
Officers arrived to find a house party and partygoers scattering.
Officers found Castillo, who was trying to crawl out of a back window, Daly said.
They shined their flashlights onto Castillo and told him to stand up.
Castillo complied and turned around, at which time officers saw the butt of a handgun in his waistband.
Officers instructed Castillo to put his hands up as they removed the gun from his waistband.
Daly said the gun was determined to be a Polymer80 9mm ghost gun, which replicated a Glock 19. The gun was loaded.
While booking Castillo after his arrest, they found a small baggy of suspected cocaine and a dollar bill. Both tested positive for cocaine, Daly said.
Lake County Judge Chris Morozin ordered Castillo held on a $40,000 bond.
Castillo was released from the Lake County Jail the same day he was transported to the jail.
A status of attorney hearing is scheduled for November 20.