West Side man charged with identity theft, possession of heroin and firearms

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Thursday, January 29, 2015
Andre West.
Courtesy Chicago police

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Andre West, 34, faces multiple felony weapons, drugs and identity theft charges after police allegedly found firearms, heroin and various credit card counterfeiting devices in his residence.

During a traffic stop in the 2400-block of W. Van Buren, police say they allegedly found a handgun in West's vehicle.

On Tuesday, police executed a search warrant of his residence in the 2500-block of W. Flournoy. Police say they allegedly found five other weapons, over 20 grams of heroin, various credit card counterfeiting devices and encoded/altered credit cards.

West was taken into custody and is due in bond court Thursday.