Man busted with guns, drugs, $17K while at home on electronic monitoring: sheriff’s office

Saul Hernandez and items allegedly seized by authorities (Cook County sheriff’s office)

CHICAGO — A suburban man on electronic monitoring for felony gun and narcotics charges is in even more trouble after Cook County sheriff’s police found several firearms, drugs, and $17,600 in cash inside his home, officials said.

Saul Hernandez, 21, had been on electronic monitoring since January while awaiting trial on charges of manufacture-delivery of cannabis and unlawful use of a weapon, the sheriff’s office said in a press release.

Since then, the sheriff’s investigators have developed information that Hernandez was selling narcotics, prompting the agency to launch an undercover investigation, the press release said.

Undercover cops bought drugs from Hernandez on “multiple occasions” and eventually secured a search warrant for his home in the 7700 block of South Harlem in Bridgeview.

During the search, sheriff’s police seized a 12-gauge shotgun, two AK pistols, three semi-automatic handguns, a .38 caliber revolver, an extended magazine, 3½ ounces of suspected cocaine, more than 11 pounds of suspected cannabis, more than two pounds of THC oils, 1⅔ pounds of THC gummies, and 1⅔ pounds of “magic mushroom” bars.

He is now charged with armed violence, seven counts of delivering a controlled substance, and four additional narcotics counts.

Judge Linzey Jones detained Hernandez during a hearing on Friday.

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