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Gang member, felon arrested with guns and drugs at a Chicago daycare center

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Police have found drugs and guns, at a home in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood on the West Side of the city, where a daycare center is located. Keith Lee, 52, a man who resides at the home located in the 1600 block of North Monitor Avenue, has been charged with two counts of unlawful use of a weapon, cannabis manufacturing or delivery, as well as possession of cannabis, according to a Chicago Tribune report on Saturday.

Lee, who was arrested on Friday, is a gang member by his own admission. Additionally, he is a convicted felon. He is scheduled to appear in court on Saturday on the charges against him. Though he lives in an apartment in the home, he is not reportedly employed by the daycare center.

A Chicago narcotics squad had Lee’s home on surveillance on Friday. The home has a daycare center located in its basement. During the police surveillance, police witnessed a narcotics transaction between Lee and another individual. After the illegal transaction, Lee left his residence in a vehicle. Shortly thereafter, police stopped Lee in his vehicle and arrested him at 2:50 p.m. Then, a search warrant was used for officers to search the home with the daycare center in it. Authorities found two guns as well as some 1,360 grams of cannabis.

Keith Lee was specifically charged with one count of manufacturing or delivering 30 to 500 grams of cannabis, one count of possession of 30 to 500 grams of cannabis, and one count of possession of 500 to 2,000 grams of cannabis, according to a CBS News’ follow-up report. The drugs have a street value of more than $20,000 according to the police. Additionally, during the search, police retrieved a scale, narcotics packaging, and approximately $2,700 in cash. Chicago’s West Side is known for gang activity, drug activity, and is labeled as one of the worst crime areas in the city.



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