Aurora Man Faces Gunrunning, Drug Charges

Aurora Man Faces Gunrunning, Drug Charges

An Aurora 19-year-old faces multiple felony gun and drugs charges, according to a news release from the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Armando Recendez

State’s Attorney Joe McMahon has charged 19-year-old Armando Recendez with the offenses of:

  • Armed violence, a Class X felony, two counts
  • Gunrunning, a Class 1 felony.
  • Possession of a stolen firearm, a Class 2 felony.
  • Unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, a Class 3 felony, three counts.
  • Unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, a Class 3 felony, three counts.
  • Possession of a firearm without a Firearm Owners Identification card, a Class 3 felony, three counts.

Kane County prosecutors allege that:

  • On March 10, 2020, Recendez sold to an undercover officer a 9mm handgun and ammunition for $250.
  • On Aug. 12, 2020, Recendez sold to an undercover officer a stolen .380 handgun, ammunition and Xanax pills for $490.
  • On Aug. 18, 2020, Recendez sold to an undercover officer a sawed-off 12-gauge shotgun and Xanax pills for $500.

Police on Aug. 21, 2020, served a search warrant at Recendez’s home, where they found additional Xanax pills and firearm ammunition. They placed Recendez under arrest and took him into custody.

Recendez in July was sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to a February 2020 felony drug offense. Because of the felony conviction and because Recendez is younger than 21 years old, he cannot lawfully possess a gun.

Illinois State Police District 15 and the DuPage Metropolitan Enforcement Group conducted the investigation.

Recendez appeared Aug. 22, 2020, in Kane County bond court. Kane County Judge Alice C. Tracy set Recendez’s bail at $500,000, with 10 percent ($50,000) to apply for bond. Recendez remains in custody at the Kane County jail.

The charges against Recendez are not proof of guilt. Recendez is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the state’s burden to prove his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

SOURCE: Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office news release

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