Electronic monitoring home check leads to recovery of drugs and weapons

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A home check led to the recovery of suspected crack cocaine, two fire arms and additional charges for a person on electronic monitoring, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart announced Saturday.

At approximately 4:40p.m. Thursday, Sherriff’s Electronic Monitoring Unit investigators responded to the 100 block of North Laramie Avenue in Chicago after receiving a report of curfew violation for Michael Rivers, 23, who was on electronic monitoring. After determining that Rivers, who was at home when investigators arrived, had a legitimate reason to leave the residence, the investigators then went to inspect the monitoring unit. While being taken to the area where the monitoring unit was located, the investigators saw, in plain view, on the dining room floor, what appeared to be crack cocaine on a plate.

Officers also recovered a fully loaded AK-47 and a loaded .357 revolver. Suspected marijuana was also located in the residence.

Rivers was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, possession of more than 15 grams of cocaine and possession of cannabis. Bond was set at 75, 000 dollars on Friday during bond court.


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