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updated: 4/16/2014 4:22 PM

Lindenhurst man charged with possession of sawed-off shotgun

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  • Douglas P. Haynes

    Douglas P. Haynes


A Lindenhurst man was arrested on several weapons charges after a traffic stop led to the discovery of an unmarked, sawed-off shotgun, Antioch police said.

Douglas P. Haynes, 32, of the 2000 block of Old Elm Avenue, was charged with unlawful use of a weapon -- modified barrel, defacing the identification marks on a firearm, aggravated unlawful possession of a weapon without a firearm owners identification card and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon in violation of the concealed carry law after his April 5 arrest, authorities said.

If found guilty of the most serious charge, Haynes could be sentenced up to seven years in prison, authorities said.

He is held in Lake County jail in lieu of $50,000 bail, authorities said.

The arrest was made after an Antioch police officer made a traffic stop on a brown Jeep for following another car too closely at 1:35 p.m. near routes 173 and 45, authorities said. Haynes was the front seat passenger, and he was acting suspiciously when officers approached, authorities said.

Haynes admitted to officers he was in possession of Psilocybin mushrooms and was taken into custody for possession of a controlled substance, authorities said.

At that time, Haynes admitted there was a painted black, "sawed-off" 20-gauge shotgun inside a bag in the rear of the Jeep that had the manufacturer's name and serial number removed from it, authorities said.

The shotgun was taken into custody, and the baggie of 6.29 grams of the suspected Psilocybin mushrooms was sent to a crime lab in Illinois for required chemical testing.

The investigation remains open, authorities said, and more charges could be filed at a later time.

Haynes is due in court April 28.

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