2 men charged after firearms, ammunition found in Ford Heights home

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Two men were charged with unlawful use of a weapon by a felon after firearms and ammunition were found Thursday morning at a home in south suburban Ford Heights | Cook County sheriff’s office

Two felons have been charged after firearms and ammunition were found Thursday morning at their home in south suburban Ford Heights.

Brentez Davis, 29, was charged with unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of cannabis, the Cook County sheriff’s office announced Saturday. Melvin Nixon, 29, was charged with two counts of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon.

Brentez Davis (left) and Melvin Nixon | Cook County sheriff’s office

Brentez Davis (left) and Melvin Nixon | Cook County sheriff’s office

About 9 a.m. Thursday, investigators executed a search warrant in the 1400 block of 14th Place in connection with a drug investigation, police said. During the search of the home, they found a .40-caliber handgun with a loaded magazine, a 9 mm handgun with a loaded extended magazine, a drum magazine with approximately 50 rounds, 250 rounds of ammunition, four additional magazines, an estimated $9,200 in currency and drug paraphernalia.

Investigators also found suspected ecstasy and marijuana, police said. Both men live at the home and were charged Friday.

Davis and Nixon were scheduled to appear for a bail hearing Saturday at the Leighton Criminal Court Building.

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