BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) — Bloomington Police announced Friday that two gun arrests have been made this week, with one yielding the seizure of a ghost gun.

On Tuesday, Oct. 11, officers performed a vehicle search during a traffic stop of a juvenile male. During the stop, a pistol with no serial number–a ghost gun–was located.

The juvenile was arrested for unlawful use of a weapon and unlawful possession of firearms and firearm ammunition. He was transported to the Juvenile Detention Center.

On Wednesday, Oct. 12, BPD’s Street Crimes unit executed a search warrant at a Bloomington residence where they discovered 670 grams of cannabis and a firearm. As a result of this, police arrested 27-year-old Derrick. K. Blakely.

Blakely was arrested for unlawful use of a weapon, possession of cannabis over 500 grams, delivery of cannabis 500 to 2,000 grams, and illegal possession of ammunition.

At this time, no bond information is available for Blakely.

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