Cook Co. sheriff recovers illegal weapons in sweep
SPRINGFIELD – Cook County Sheriff’s deputies recovered weapons, marijuana and arrested dozens during a sweep of Chicago’s southern suburbs.
Sheriff Tom Dart said Friday that sheriff’s police completed the operation on Wednesday.
They recovered a .38-caliber revolver from a person whose Firearm Owner’s Identification card was revoked for mental health reasons and three weapons and 550 rounds of ammunition from a Dolton resident whose FOID card was revoked after a weapons arrest.
Deputies arrested 22 people on warrants, issued 49 traffic citations and made two traffic arrests.
The sheriff’s gang unit and Illinois Department of Corrections teams also seized a .22-caliber Luger pistol and about 170 grams of marijuana.
Police from Burnham, Lansing and Calumet City also participated in the sweep.