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CPD initiates an aggravated unlawful use of a weapon investigation

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A man was arrested during a traffic stop Saturday night on weapons and other charges.

At 11:42 p.m. Bernard B. Cole was stopped in the 600 block of East Grand Avenue for suspended license plates.

The 40 year-old was found to be driving with a suspended driver's license and was in possession of a stole firearm and a controlled substance.

Cole was charged with Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon, Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Driving While License Suspended.

He was booked in the Jackson County Jail.

The investigation is still ongoing.

If anyone has information about the incident, call Carbondale Police at (618) 549-2121.

Jared Harris is a student news contributor for WSIU Public Broadcasting located at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Contact WSIU Radio at 618-453-6101 or email wsiunews@wsiu.org
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