Elmhurst Police Recover Gun, Drugs From Home on Kenilworth

Elmhurst resident, who police say is a convicted felon, faces multiple charges.

A search of a home on South Kenilworth Avenue Wednesday evening turned up a weapon and drugs allegedly owned by a convicted felon, Elmhurst police said.

Police arrested Luis Morales, 31, of 235 S. Kenilworth. Morales reportedly consented to a search of his home at about 5 p.m. Dec. 12. Police said they found an unloaded, black, Izhevsk 380 semi-automatic pistol with the serial number removed. They also allegedly found cannabis and suspect hashish.

Morales was taken into custody and charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a firearm with the serial number removed, possession of a firearm by a person convicted of forcible felony, possession of a firearm without a firearm owners identification card, possession of cannabis and possession of hashish.

He was taken to DuPage County Jail and is being held on $10,000 bond, according to DuPage County Sheriff's records.

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Janie January 02, 2013 at 04:46 PM
This is the address of the First Congregational Church, and Tree Town Preschool. I can't believe the church would rent a residence to a convicted felon. Guns and drugs right next to a preschool. Shame on them!
Rico Munoz February 06, 2014 at 05:35 AM
Freeee snoop I used to kick it there I've since changed I apologize to the Elmhurst community for my role in that church free snoop he's a good man Elmhurst squaly thirsty for the charge but he did the crime now snoop pay up


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