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Guns, heroin, crack cocaine seized on warrant in Waukegan

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WAUKEGAN, Ill. (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A search warrant turned up two handguns, one reported stolen, and an alleged drug-dealing operation.

Lake County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Sara Balmes said Friday, April 20, that Wednesday the sheriff's Special Investigations Unit conducted a search warrant on the 500 Block of Genesee Street as a result of an ongoing investigation.

Deputies found that Dion Edwards, 34, of that address, was in possession of two handguns, one of which was reported stolen in Zion, 475 grams of crack cocaine, 18.3 grams of heroin, four scales and drug packaging material, she said.

Edwards was arrested for unlawful possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), a Class 1 felony; unlawful possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) with intent to deliver, a Class X felony; unlawful possession of a controlled substance (heroin), a Class 1 felony; unlawful possession of a controlled substance (heroin) with intent to deliver, a Class X felony; possession of a stolen firearm, Class 2 felony; unlawful use of a weapon (possession of ammunition, by a felon, a Class 3 felony; possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor; and armed habitual criminal, a Class X felony.

Edwards also had an outstanding Lake County Sheriff's Office warrant for contempt of court.

His jail bond was set at $500,000 and he is scheduled to appear in court April 24.

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