Evanston police search nets handgun, drugs at Skokie man’s residence

Devon Matthews

A 20-year-old Skokie man faces weapons and drug charges after Evanston police executed a search warrant Tuesday at his residence.

Members of the Evanston Police Department’s special operations group executed the warrant in connection with a drug-related investigation just after 6 a.m. in the 4900 block of Hull Street in Skokie, Cmdr. Jay Parrott, the department’s spokesperson said.

During the search, police recovered nearly 50 grams of marijuana along with a Intratec TEC-22 firearm with extended magazines, Parrott said.

The resident, Devon Matthews, was arrested and subsequently charged with a number of weapon and drug violations.

Matthews was charged with aggravated firearm possession without a valid Firearms Identification Card, a Class 4 felony; possession of ammunition without a valid FOID card, a Class A misdemeanor; possession of a firearm without a valid FOID card, a Class A misdemeanor; unlawful possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, a Class 3 felony; unlawful possession of marijuana, a Class 4 felony.

He is scheduled to appear Sept. 11 in Cook County 2nd District Circuit Court in Skokie.

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