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.