2 teens face charges after K9 officer finds firearm in Marion, IL

MARION, Ill. (KBSI) – Two teens face charges after Marion police say they found a got a call about a disturbance on Dec. 20.

A 14-year-old juvenile faces a charge of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and a 15-year-old juvenile faces charges of obstructing justice, aggravated assault and resisting a peace officer.

Marion police officers responded to the 2400 block of Williamson County Parkway at 8:12 p.m. on Dec. 20 to investigate a disturbance involving several people.

It was reported that one of the people showed a firearm. Police say that person got into a silver sedan and the vehicle left the area. A vehicle description and license plate was provided by a witness. Patrol officers responded to the area to look for the vehicle.

A patrol sergeant searching the area found the suspect vehicle and conducted a traffic stop.

Four people from the suspect vehicle were detained. The vehicle was searched.

No firearm was immediately located.

K9 Meta was deployed to the area of where the vehicle was initially seen to conduct a search see if the weapon had been discarded prior to the stop. Meta located a firearm nearby.

The investigation continues. More charges are anticipated.

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