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On April 7, 2018, at approximately 11:00 PM, a Lake County Sheriff’s Sergeant on patrol in the area of Route 120 and Mill Road in Warren Township conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for speeding. The driver, Sergio J. Berrios, 37, of the 4200 block of Bertrand Lane, Beach Park, admitted there were drugs inside the vehicle. The sergeant found Berrios to be in possession of a firearm. As Berrios is a previously convicted felon, he did not have a valid Firearm Owner’s Identification Card or Concealed Carry License. He was arrested and charged with Unlawful Use/Possession of a Weapon by a Felon (class 3 felony), Unlawful Possession of Cannabis and Drug Paraphernalia (Ordinance Violations), and a traffic offense.
Following a bond hearing, Berrios was released after posting 10% of his $50,000.00 bail. His next court date is April 10, 2018, at 1:30 PM in Courtroom C-120.
Sheriff Curran reminds the public the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.