Crime & Courts

Known gang member faces drugs, weapons charges in McHenry County

Christopher M. Czajkowski, 23, of Gurnee faces charges of possession of cannabis, possession of a weapon as a felon, possession of a firearm without a valid firearm owner's identification card and possession of a firearm in a vehicle as a gang member.
Christopher M. Czajkowski, 23, of Gurnee faces charges of possession of cannabis, possession of a weapon as a felon, possession of a firearm without a valid firearm owner's identification card and possession of a firearm in a vehicle as a gang member.

WOODSTOCK – A Gurnee man and known gang member faces drug and weapons charges in McHenry County after police said he had a loaded handgun and marijuana in his vehicle.

Christopher M. Czajkowski, 23, was arrested Monday by the Spring Grove Police Department and charged with possession of a firearm in a vehicle as a known gang member, possession of a firearm as a felon, possession of a firearm without a firearm owner’s identification card, possession with the intent to deliver marijuana, possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance.

Czajkowski is a documented member of the Maniac Latin Disciples, police said. If convicted, he could be sentenced to up to seven years in prison.

Police said Czajkowski had a loaded 9 mm semi-automatic handgun in a vehicle while at 2251 Route 12, a gas station parking lot in Spring Grove, without a FOID card. He also had between 100 and 500 grams of marijuana and less than 15 grams of cocaine, police said.

He remains in McHenry County Jail on $75,000 bond. He will appear in court Sept. 13.

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