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Man faces 3 weapons felonies after traffic stop in Bloomington

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BLOOMINGTON — A Chicago man faces weapons charges after a traffic stop in Bloomington.

Ronnie Cannon, 43, is charged with possession of a stolen firearm, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, all Class 2 felonies.

According to McLean County court documents, Bloomington officers said they stopped Cannon for a traffic violation just before 10 p.m. Friday.

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They found his driver’s license was suspended and took him into custody. During a search of the vehicle, police said they found a loaded 9mm handgun in the trunk that had been reported stolen.

According to the court documents, Cannon told police he did not have a firearm owner’s identification card.

He was held in the McLean County Jail in lieu of posting $6,035. Cannon is due back in court for arraignment July 15.


Contact Kelsey Watznauer at (309) 820-3254. Follow her on Twitter: @kwatznauer.

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