A 22-year-old man and his juvenile brother were arrested when a traffic stop resulted in the discovery of handguns and drugs.
At around 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2019, investigators from the Aurora Police Department Special Operations Group conducted a traffic stop in the area of Indian Trail and Lake Street.
According to an Aurora Police Department news release, investigators suspected that drugs were present inside the vehicle, and subsequently searched the driver, Tyrin Pugh-Cox, 22, of Aurora and his 17-year-old brother, the front seat passenger.
During the search, investigators found a small amount of cannabis, crack cocaine, and a loaded Taurus 9mm handgun concealed on the juvenile. Officers also located a loaded Glock .45 caliber pistol inside the vehicle.
Pugh-Cox, who had a valid FOID at the time of this incident, was charged with Unlawful Use of a Weapon (Class A Misdemeanor) for unlawfully possessing the handgun found inside the car.
His brother was charged with the following:
- Possession of Cannabis, a Class A misdemeanor.
- Possession of Controlled Substance, a Class 4 felony.
- Unlawful Use / Weapon (No FOID), a Class 4 felony.
- Aggravated Unlawful Use / Weapon, a Class 4 felony.
- Armed Violence, a Class X felony.
Pugh-Cox was taken to the Aurora Police Department to be processed and release on bond. His juvenile brother was transported to the Kane County Youth Home. Both will appear in court later this month.
Charges are not proof of guilt. The defendants listed herein is/are presumed innocent and entitled to fair trials at which it is the burden of the state to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
SOURCE: Aurora Police Department news release