Authorities: Woodridge man facing drug, gun charges hid handgun in baby's crib

  • Tenzell Terry

    Tenzell Terry

Updated 2/9/2022 3:20 PM

A Woodridge man is facing multiple felony charges after authorities say they found heroin and cocaine in his home and a loaded handgun in a baby's crib.

Tenzell Terry, 22, of the 8100 block of Route 53, has been charged with one count of armed violence, two counts of possession to deliver a controlled substance, two counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, the DuPage County state's attorney's office said.


Woodridge police executed a search warrant at Terry's residence around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday as part of an ongoing investigation into drug sales.

Authorities say they found a loaded Glock 9 mm handgun, with an extended magazine of 30 rounds of ammunition and one bullet in the chamber, underneath the mattress in a 1-year-old baby's crib.

They found packaged heroin/fentanyl (about 20 grams) and cocaine (about 37 grams) in clothing in a closet in the baby's room.

In another bedroom, they found a second ammunition magazine containing five rounds, two empty magazines and $1,064.

"The very idea that someone would hide a loaded weapon with one bullet in the chamber and an extended magazine under a mattress where his baby slept, as is alleged in this case, is just beyond belief," state's attorney Robert Berlin said in the news release. "Additionally, the illegal narcotics allegedly found in the baby's room are further evidence of Mr. Terry's complete disregard for the safety of a 1-year-old baby."

Bail was set Tuesday at $350,000. Terry would need to post $35,000 to be released pretrial. His next scheduled court date is March 7.

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