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updated: 4/27/2013 9:47 AM

Cook Co. sheriff recovers illegal weapons in sweep

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SPRINGFIELD -- Cook County Sheriff's deputies recovered weapons, marijuana and arrested dozens during a sweep of Chicago's southern suburbs.

Sheriff Tom Dart said Friday that sheriff's police completed the operation on Wednesday.

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They recovered a .38-caliber revolver from a person whose Firearm Owner's Identification card was revoked for mental health reasons and three weapons and 550 rounds of ammunition from a Dolton resident whose FOID card was revoked after a weapons arrest.

Deputies arrested 22 people on warrants, issued 49 traffic citations and made two traffic arrests.

The sheriff's gang unit and Illinois Department of Corrections teams also seized a .22-caliber Luger pistol and about 170 grams of marijuana.

Police from Burnham, Lansing and Calumet City also participated in the sweep.

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