Old Town man had two guns inside $300,000 Rolls-Royce, prosecutors say

Nicholas Sayegh | CPD

When cops raided Nicholas Sayegh’s apartment in Streeterville in 2019, they allegedly found over 148 pounds — yes, pounds — of pot inside. Prosecutors said it was worth $1.6 million.

Sayegh, 27, received probation for manufacture-delivery of cannabis, and he completed the sentence in late August, court records show.

Now, a little over two months later, he has another problem and probation may not be in the cards if he’s convicted.

Prosecutors say a witness told police they saw Sayegh pull a gun out of his waistband and place it inside a car on the 300 block of West Erie around 11:46 p.m. October 22. The cops went to the car, which happens to be a 2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost worth over $300,000, and spoke with Sayegh.

He allegedly told them that he placed a bag inside the vehicle. Cops looked into the luxury auto and saw a bag on the passenger seat. There were two loaded handguns inside, prosecutors said.

They charged him with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, and Judge Arthur Willis ordered him held in lieu of $20,000 bail. Sayegh, who now lives in Old Town, had no trouble raising the $2,000 deposit he needed to get out of jail.

Police did not list an occupation for Sayegh on his arrest report. When he was charged with having 148 pounds of pot in his apartment in 2019, officers listed “condo owner” as his profession.

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