Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon Possession of Cannabis
On November 7, 2017 just after 2:00am, Palatine Police stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation at the intersection of N. Baldwin Road and E. Azalea Lane. Speaking with the driver of the vehicle, the officer observed the odor of cannabis emanating from the passenger compartment. Officers had the two occupants exit the vehicle to perform an investigatory search. The driver of the vehicle, Lamonti Griffin Jr. was found to be in possession of marijuana. Located within reach of the front seat passenger, Fernando Poblete, Palatine Police officers located a loaded 9mm semi-automatic handgun and an additional loaded magazine for the weapon. It was quickly determined that Poblete did not have an Illinois Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) Card.
Pursuant to the traffic stop and subsequent investigation, 20 year-old Fernando Poblete, of the 500 block of E. 104th Place, Chicago, IL, was arrested and charged with one count of Felony Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Poblete was taken to the Cook County District 3 Courthouse in Rolling Meadows to attend a bond hearing today. The judge set bond at $50,000 D (10% applies) with a court date of December 1st at 10:30am in Room 108.
The driver of the vehicle, 21 year-old Lamonti Griffin Jr., of the 1900 block of Cambridge Court, Palatine, IL, was issued an ordinance citation for Possession of Less than 10 grams of Cannabis and released.