A Wisconsin man, who is a convicted felon, was arrested after he was allegedly found with cocaine, a rifle and a shotgun in McHenry County, court records show.
Ernest R. Slavik IV, 46, of Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to deliver, three counts of felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance and operating a vehicle without valid registration.
A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit Court alleged Slavik was found in possession of one to 15 grams of cocaine around 4 p.m. on Tuesday.
McHenry County sheriff’s deputies also found him in possession of a Remington 740 rifle and a Remington 870 shotgun, the complaint said.
The complaint said Slavik is a convicted felon from a 1994 case in Lake County and is not allowed to possess firearms.
Court records show he was sentenced to prison in that case after being found guilty of possessing a controlled substance.
In addition to the two firearms, deputies also found him in possession of numerous rounds of various caliber ammunition.
The complaint said the vehicle Slavik was driving did not have valid registration.
In 1995, Slavik was arrested for unlawful use of a weapon after he was found carrying a Remington shotgun in his vehicle in McHenry County, court records show.
Deputies arrested Slavik Tuesday and transported him to the McHenry County Jail.
McHenry County Judge Tiffany Davis ordered Slavik held on a $75,000 bond, meaning he would need to post $7,500 cash in order to be released.
Slavik remains held in the jail and is scheduled to appear in court again on Friday for a hearing on a motion.
The motion was filed by Slavik’s public defender seeking a judge to reduce his cash bond or grant him a personal recognizance bond.