Search warrant leads to arrest of Rantoul man

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RANTOUL - The Rantoul Police Department has announced that one person has been arrested on an unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon charge.

Rantoul police say they have been investigating several shootings that have happened recently, and as a result of these investigations, officers obtained search warrants for two homes and one vehicle in Rantoul.  Authorities say these search warrants were executed without incident on June 3 at 7:00 a.m.

Rantoul police say during a search at a residence in the 1300 block of Cheryl Drive, officers found two loaded revolvers and multiple rounds of ammunition.  The resident of the home, identified as Michael Sanders, was taken into custody on a preliminary charge of unlawful use/possession of a weapon by a felon.  The searches on the other home and vehicle yielded no firearms or other contraband, and no arrests were made at those locations.

The Rantoul Police Department continues to investigate the recent shootings.  If you have any information on these incidents, call Champaign County Crime Stoppers at (217) 373-8477.
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