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A man is facing felony charges after being found with a loaded pistol and drugs during a traffic stop Wednesday in northwest suburban Crystal Lake.
A man is facing felony charges after a loaded pistol and drugs were found in his car during a traffic stop Wednesday in northwest suburban Crystal Lake.
A deputy pulled over a speeding Hyundai Sonata near the intersection of Route 31 and Route 176, according to the McHenry County sheriff’s office. During the stop, deputies found a loaded Glock 19 handgun, and small amounts of cocaine and cannabis, as well as drug paraphernalia.
The driver, 27-year-old Vincent Falco, was taken into custody and charged with felony counts of armed violence, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, and unlawful possession of a controlled substance, the sheriff’s office said. He also faces a misdemeanor count of speeding.
Falco, a Crystal Lake resident, is being held without bond at the McHenry County Jail, the sheriff’s office said. His next court date was set for Thursday.

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