A Michigan man faces multiple gun charges after a Kane County Sheriff’s Office traffic stop and arrest on I-90, west of Elgin.
According to a Kane County Sheriff’s Office news release, Sheriff’s Criminal Interdiction detectives conducted a traffic stop at around 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, May 19, on I-90 west of Elgin.
While a detective was speaking with the two occupants, he detected the odor of cannabis inside of the vehicle, Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain said in the news release.
“This is probable cause to search a vehicle in Illinois, as cannabis legalization laws require cannabis to be transported in a sealed, air-tight, container,” Hain said.
During the search, detectives recovered a stolen and loaded Ruger 9mm handgun from the center console and 3 grams of improperly packaged cannabis. The gun was reported stolen in Michigan in 2019, and the driver, Dujwan Berry, 41, of Niles, MI, stated he purchased the gun on the street in Indiana.
Hain said Berry was a convicted felon for attempted murder.
Berry was arrested and charged with Armed Habitual Criminal (a Class X felony), Possession of a Stolen Firearm (a Class 2 felony), four counts of Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Firearm (Class 2 and Class 4 felonies), Felon in Possession of a Weapon (a Class 2 felony), and Possession of a Weapon Without a FOID Card (a Class 3 felony).
Charges against Berry are not proof of guilt. A defendant 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 Sheriff’s Office news release