Gun, drugs, and cash recovered during arrest


 SPRINGFIELD - A stolen gun, drugs, and cash were recovered by the Sangamon County Sheriff's Office Drug Interdiction and Response Team (DIRT) during the execution of a search warrant.

Christopher J. Jones, 21, was arrested and preliminarily charged with unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon.

DIRT executed the search warrant at 1304 S. Grand Avenue East. At approximately noon Thursday, investigators entered the residence. They located a 40 caliber handgun (stolen out of Cahokia, Illinois), five grams of suspected heroin, about one gram of cocaine, and money.

The suspected illegal drugs are being sent to the Illinois State Police Crime Lab for further analysis.

Jones was out on bond from a similar arrest in December. He was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon and manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance.


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