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Blunt-smoking gang-banger blew smoke in cop's eye: prosecutors

Iris Hawk | Illinois Department of Corrections photo

A paroled member of the Gangster Disciples street gang is alleged to have brazenly puffed pot smoke into a Chicago cop’s face.

With a lighted blunt in hand, parolee Iris Hawk, 22, approached a Chicago Police car in the 7600 block of South Ashland.

Leaning in the passenger window, he came close to burning a police officer with the blunt’s lit cherry, prosecutors said in court Sunday.

Then Hawk is alleged to have puffed and exhaled cannabis smoke in the cop’s face, according to a police report.

He was arrested and booked into jail Sunday.

Hawk, of the 1500 block of West Jonquil, was being held on $150,000 bond.

He was charged with two counts of misdemeanor cannabis possession. He also was charged with reckless conduct.

Police recovered the blunt from Hawk’s hand, according to the report.