DOLTON | A Chicago man was arrested on multiple charges Monday night after police stopped him in Dolton with a loaded gun, drugs and cash in his car with his 5-year-old daughter in the backseat, authorities said.
Armond Nelson was charged with armed violence, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, child endangerment and other narcotics charges, police said.
According to a news release issued Tuesday, the Cook County Sheriff's Police Department's Gun Suppression Team was working in Dolton recently when officers saw two cars parked next to one another on the street. Police said the drivers appeared to be involved in a drug sale.
Officers stopped one of the vehicles and the other sped away, police said.
Nelson, the driver of the vehicle, allegedly refused to show his hands to officers during the traffic stop and allegedly tried to conceal something in one hand while holding cash in the other hand.
Police said they saw Nelson put something in a compartment in the vehicle's door.
Officers said they smelled cannabis and Nelson allegedly said he had a bag of it in his pocket. Police asked Nelson to step out of the vehicle and officers saw a bag in the driver's side door containing crack cocaine and heroin.
Police removed a plastic bag of heroin and $510 in cash from Nelson's pocket, they said. Officers said they also found $2,000 in the center console of the vehicle and a Smith & Wesson 9 mm handgun loaded with 16 rounds under the driver's seat.
Nelson told officers he bought the gun on the street in Indiana, police said. Officers later learned the gun was stolen in Gary in 2010.
Nelson's 5-year-old daughter was in the backseat during the traffic stop. Police said she was later released to the custody of family members.