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Felon charged with selling guns to undercover cops in Waukegan

Damond Martin, 28, faces multiple felony charges after he sold firearms to officers in November 2018 and April 2019.

Damond Martin
Damond Martin
Lake County Sheriff’s Office

A man was arrested after he allegedly sold firearms to undercover detectives last year in north suburban Waukegan.

Damond Martin, 28, was charged Wednesday with multiple felony counts including unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and unlawful delivery of a firearm, the Lake County sheriff’s office said.

He sold a semi-automatic weapon with an obliterated serial number to an undercover Special Investigations Group officer in November 2018 and April 2019, the sheriff’s office said. Both sales happened in Waukegan.

Martin was already in custody at the time the new charges were filed, the sheriff’s office said. He was arrested Aug. 2, 2019, on a warrant for two felony counts of unlawful sale of a stolen firearm.

He’s being held on $100,000 bail and was expected to appear in court for a bail hearing on the new charges Friday afternoon, the sheriff’s office said.

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