Ghost gun, dangerous drugs found in home of convicted felon on electronic surveillance, authorities say


CHICAGO (TBEN) — Cook County Sheriff’s deputies this week found a ghost gun loaded with ammunition and multiple types of narcotics while conducting a surveillance check on a convicted felon.

On Monday, investigators from the Sheriff’s Office Electronic Monitoring Unit conducted a compliance check at the home of Charles Douglas, 35, in the West Side’s Lawndale neighborhood.

Douglas was a convicted felon who was placed under electronic surveillance pending trial on gun and drug charges, the sheriff’s office said.

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At Douglas’ home, investigators found a .300 Blackout caliber AR weapon with no serial number, along with 18 rounds of ammunition, the sheriff’s office said.


Cook County Sheriff’s Office

Investigators also found 1 kilogram of cocaine, 140 grams of heroin, 25 grams of carfentanil, 21 boxes of Dormin and 119 grams of an opioid concoction called “Grey Death” – a mixture of carfentanil, heroin and other opioids. considered 100 times more potent than even fentanyl, the sheriff’s office said.


Cook County Sheriff’s Office


Cook County Sheriff’s Office

Investigators also found $11,858 in cash, the sheriff’s office said.

Douglas had been placed under electronic surveillance after paying the required 10 percent of a $120,000 bond set after he was arrested in July on drug charges, the sheriff’s office said.

He has since been returned to Cook County Jail.


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