A 21-year-old Chicago man was arrested Saturday by Evanston police on drug charges after he tried to run from a vehicle after it had been stopped for a minor traffic violation.

Elemo Mohamed, of 2219 W. Highland Ave., Chicago, was a passenger in the vehicle that was stopped at about 4:50 p.m. in the 1100 block of Howard Street.

Police said Mohamed  discarded a bag containing about six grams of suspected cocaine and then attempted to flee on foot. Cops nabbed him a short distance away.

In the car was a safe that police suspected held more drugs. They called in the canine corps for assistance.

The dogs indicated a presence of narcotics in the safe.

Police obtained a search warrant and found 70 bullets along with about $8,700 they believed to be from illegal narcotics transactions.

In addition, police learned that Mohamed was a convicted felon.

They arrested him on charges of possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of cannabis, and unlawful use of a weapon by a convicted felon.

A court appearance is scheduled in Cook County Circuit Court in Skokie on April 30 at 9 a.m.

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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  1. Great job, EPD!

    Great job by the Evanston Police Department. Thanks for exercising a proactive program of law enforcement that keeps the citizens safe.

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