Police: Wrong stuff at Right Place

Evanston Police say they’ve arrested the owner of a Howard Street shop called The Right Place on felony charges of selling bootleg music and movies.

Deputy Police Chief Joe Bellino says that after receiving a tip from a citizen, officers, working with agents from music and movie industry associations, made undercover buys of a bootleg music CD and a DVD movie at the shop at 721 1/2 Howard St.

Tuesday afternoon police executed a search warrant at the shop and say they confiscated 676 bootleg music CDs and 303 bootleg DVD movies along with disc duplicating equipment, packaging and labeling material and a quantity of suspected marijuana.

The store’s owner, Mark Anthony Akins, 42, of 7301 Sheridan Road in Chicago, was arrested at the store and is scheduled to appear for a hearing in district court in Skokie Nov. 21 on the drug possession and bootleg charges.

A similar raid by Evanston police on another Howard Street shop led to the arrest of Warren Pitts, the owner of that store, on bootleg charges back in September.

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