1 arrested in West Side pot, gun bust

January 24, 2011 8:28:16 AM PST
One person is in custody after a drug and gun bust on Chicago's West Side.

Police say they found about 115 pounds of high-end marijuana in the 5100-block of West Lake Street. Officers say it was being stored in a warehouse at an auto body shop. They also say they found some guns, including one that was stolen, and ammunition.

The marijuana is valued at around $750,000.

Fernando Camarillo, 43, of Melrose Park, is charged with one felony count of cannabis trafficking - over 5,000 grams, as well as a city ordinance violation for not having a business license and four other city ordinance weapons violations, a release from police News Affairs said.

The bust came after Harrison District Tactical officers learned a motor vehicle sales business was operating without a required business license.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.


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