A 22-year-old city woman was arrested Monday night after police said she’d attempted to hide a loaded 357-caliber revolver.
Officers on patrol in the 4th Precinct said 20-year-old Murad Lampley walked quickly away when he noticed them, gesturing towards the woman, Wajeehah Spears, 22, who was sitting on the porch at 424 S. 16th St. Spears then tossed a gun into the hallway of the residence, police said.
Officers recovered the gun and detained Speers and Lampley. Police reportedly found Speers, who has a prior narcotics arrest, to be in possession of 10 “decks” of heroin. She was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon while committing a drug crime, possession, possession with intent to distribute, and possession with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of West Side High School.
Lampley was released following a record check.
Police Director Samuel Demaio stated, “It is imperative that our officers continue to challenge and engage those who feel they can conduct their illegal activities in our community with impunity. I applaud these officers for their brave efforts as we endeavor to send a strong message to these criminals that are poisoning our neighborhoods.”