Prosecutors say a Waukegan man, who was covered in cocaine and found with a gun and other drugs, tried running from officers after they conducted a traffic stop on an Uber in Zion.
Santos L. Martinez, 25, of Waukegan, was charged with manufacturing or delivery of cocaine, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, felon in possession of a weapon and resisting a peace officer.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Mary Daly said the Zion Police Department conducted a traffic stop on January 3.
The stop was on an Uber vehicle that had tinted windows.
Daly said Martinez was a rear passenger in the car and a police canine alerted to the rear of the car.
A search led to officers finding a backpack belonging to Martinez that contained a loaded gun, Daly said.
Officers also found a small amount of cannabis, 50 blue-stamped pills, 25 pills of suspected MDMA and five grams of cocaine in the backpack.
Cash and a scale were also found in the backpack, which contained Martinez’s debit card, Daly said.
Martinez exited the car and allegedly tried to run away but officers were able to take him into custody.
Daly said Martinez had white powder residue all over his clothes that field tested positive for cocaine.
The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office filed a petition to detain Martinez pending trial, calling him a real and present danger to the community.
Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak granted the petition and remanded Martinez to the Lake County Jail.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for January 31.