Two people were arrested after police found three guns, including an AK pistol, along with two pounds of marijuana in a car during a traffic stop in Mundelein.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Lillian Lewis said officers with the Mundelein Police Department conducted a traffic stop last Saturday.
The officers stopped Axel Rosales, 21, after noticing his vehicle commit a traffic violation.
Officers had to ask the driver to roll down the windows because they were severely tinted, Lewis said.
Officers observed in plain view a bag with the butt of a magazine sticking out of it. Rosales told police there was a gun in the bag.
Lewis said officers noted a strong smell of marijuana coming from the car.
Rosales, who is a Waukegan resident, told officers he had three guns, including an AK pistol, in the car.
He also said there was possibly a half-pound of marijuana inside the car.
Officers placed Rosales and his passenger, Alexis L. Draper, 20, of Lindenhurst, into custody.
Officers searched the car and recovered 10 pistol and rifle magazines, a loaded AK pistol, two load pistols with extended magazines and a tote bag with marijuana, Lewis said.
The marijuana totaled over two pounds. There were also scattered live rounds of ammunition inside the car.
Draper admitted to police that Rosales “sells weed and carries guns,” Lewis said. Rosales also admitted to carrying guns and selling marijuana.
Rosales does not have a concealed carry license, Lewis said.
Draper does not have a Firearm Owners Identification card or concealed carry license.
Rosales was charged with armed violence, manufacturing or delivering cannabis over 500 grams, possession of cannabis over 500 grams and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.
Draper was charged with two counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.
Lake County Judge Christopher Kennedy set bond for Rosales at $250,000 and $100,000 for Draper.
Draper is scheduled to appear in court for a status of preliminary hearing on November 29.
Rosales is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing on December 6.