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Chicago raid finds weapons, ammo inside candy box

Published: Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 12:14 p.m. CST

CHICAGO (AP) — Officers raiding a southwest Chicago apartment have arrested a convicted murderer and seized an assault rifle, a bullet proof vest and rounds of ammunition hidden inside a candy box.

Fifty-seven-year-old Jose Negrete was charged with unlawful use of a weapon by a felon. His bond was set at $200,000.

The Cook County Sheriff's Office announced the charges Saturday.

Sheriff's police officers carried out the raid Thursday on the 15th-floor apartment in the Ford City neighborhood. The sheriff's office believes the suspect threw the rifle, a fully loaded magazine and the bullet proof vest from a window as officers moved in. They were found on the ground directly below.

Officers also found ammunition in a candy box inside the apartment.

It was not immediately clear if Negrete had an attorney.

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