Evanston Police say the driver of a parked car who was rolling a cannabis cigar drew the attention of officers last week as they were on patrol just over the Chicago border.

Police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan says that about 3:23 p.m. on Wednesday members of the Neighobrhood Enforcement Team were driving in the 7700 block of Paulina Street in Chicago when they saw the parked car involved.

As the officers approached the vehicle, Dugan says, they saw the driver bend forward and reach his hand underneath the seat of the vehicle.

After telling the driver and his passenger to get out of the car, the officers found the cannabis cigar, and, under the seat, a Glock .40 calliber handgun with a 22-round capacity magazine loaded with 18 rounds.

The gun police say they recovered from the car.

The driver, William A. Pickering, 21, of 484 Sheridan Road, now has been charged with unlawful use of a weapon by a felon and unlawful possession of cannabis.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. EPD gets another one. Thanks!

    EPD gets another one. Thanks!  Now Kim Fox & Co. need to proceed full force. Prosecute this case propery and get this clown serious prison time.    He’ll fit right in with that striking neck tattoo.

    1. Another one

      Former Alderman Miller: Another gun found on a cannabis related stop. 

    2. Why is it that you believe

      Why is it that you believe having tattoos means someone will fit in prison? 

    1. gang banger

      Apparently this is him on the Dr. Phil show admitting he committed murder while in a gang. Don’t cha just love the peace loving rap culture? All sunshine and puppy dogs.

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