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Traffic stop leads to handgun arrest

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Evanston police say a stop for a minor traffic violation Tuesday night has led to an arrest for felony gun law violations.

Cmdr. Joseph Dugan says detectives from the Neighborhood Enforcement Team stopped a vehicle in the 1400 block of South Boulevard about 6:45 p.m. 

When they approached the vehicle, Dugan says, the detectives spotted a handgun on the floor board behind the front passenger seat.

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Police recovered the weapon, a loaded Taurus Millennium .45 caliber handgun with the serial number obliterated, and took the driver of the car, Dante B. Printis 29, of 2017 Ashland Ave. in Evanston into custody.

He's now been charged with felony unlawful use of a weapon and felony unlawful use of a weapon with defaced identification.

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