A 25-year-old man, who is a convicted felon, was ordered detained pre-trial after he allegedly sold drugs multiple times and a gun to an undercover informant in Lake County.
Jason M. Chisum Jr., 25, of Zion, was charged with armed violence, felon in possession of a firearm and three counts of manufacturing or delivery of ecstasy.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Dino Katris said the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Group (SIG) worked with an undercover informant to conduct buys with Chisum.
The first buy was arranged where Chisum agreed to sell 20 ecstasy pills for $325.
The drug transaction occurred in Zion in late June, Katris said.
Another arranged transaction occurred in early July where Chisum sold 20 more ecstasy pills along with a handgun to the informant, Katris said.
The drugs were sold for $325 and the gun was sold was $900.
During that transaction, Chisum was seen walking out of his residence in Waukegan while armed with two guns in his waistband, Katris said.
One of the guns in his waistband was the one he handed over to the undercover informant to sell during the transaction, Katris said.
Chisum also allegedly provided some live ammunition with the handgun purchase.
A third arranged meetup occurred in mid-September at a gas station in Lake County.
The informant bought another 20 pills of ecstasy for $400, Katris said.
Chisum has several felony convictions, some of which occurred when he was a juvenile, and has served time in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Prosecutors filed a petition to detain Chisum pending trial, calling him a threat to the community.
Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak ordered Chisum detained pre-trial in the Lake County Jail.
Chisum is scheduled to appear in court again on October 18 for a preliminary hearing.