ORLAND PARK – A Chebanse man was arrested Monday after officers discovered a “Ghost Gun” during a routine traffic stop.
According to Orland Park Police, officers pulled a vehicle over Monday in the 9400 block of 159th Street in response to a traffic violation. During a conversation with officers, police noticed the odor of cannabis inside the vehicle and had three occupants inside to exit to search.
The search found seven grams of the substance outside of a dispensary package along with a Polymer 9mm Glock “Ghost Gun” made of all aftermarket components without a serial number.
“The gun had a laser sight and contained an extended magazine loaded with 30 rounds of ammunition.” Orland Park Police said in a release Tuesday.
The back seat passenger, 21-year-old Caleb Mezo of Chebanse, later identified himself as the owner of the weapon to officers. Reports indicate Mezo at the time of the stop did not have an Illinois FOID or CCL.
While the driver of the vehicle was cited for a traffic violation, Mezo was arrested and charged with Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, a Class 4 felony, and being held on $15,000 bond at the Cook County Department of Corrections.