Police: Riverdale bust nets assault rifles, drugs

Two men who police said had illegal drugs and half a dozen automatic weapons were arrested Wednesday in Riverdale, police said.

David Taylor, 24, and Jeffron Allen, 21, were taken into custody Wednesday after police executed a search warrant in the 13800 block of South Halsted Street in Riverdale, at Taylor’s home, police said.

There, Area South gun team officers found six weapons and narcotics including paraphernalia, police said.

Taylor and Allen were charged with unlawful use of a machine gun or automatic weapon, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon without a FOID card, unlawful use of a rifle or shotgun with a barrel that is less than 16-18 inches in length, possession of cannabis, possession of ecstasy and possession of a controlled substance, all of which are felonies, police said.

Evidence seizure

They were also charged with several misdemeanors including possession of ammunition without a FOID, possession of drug paraphernalia and four counts of having a firearm without a valid FOID card, police said.

Taylor and Allen, of the 9900 block of South Parnell Avenue in Chicago, were scheduled to appear for a bond hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building.

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