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Joliet Man, 71, Busted for Drugs in House Raid

Joliet police obtained a search warrant to go into Claude Turner's home, where they recovered crack cocaine and a loaded gun, Capt. Tab Jensen said.

Claude Turner. Credit: Will County Sheriff's Office
Claude Turner. Credit: Will County Sheriff's Office
A 71-year-old man was arrested Thursday night after police used a search warrant to raid his Joliet house and found crack cocaine and a loaded gun, police said.

Claude E. Turner was charged with manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and possession of a firearm without an FOID card after the warrant was executed at 311 N. Ottawa St. at about 5:35 p.m., Joliet Capt. Tab Jensen said.

Narcotics officers recovered a small amount of packaged crack cocaine and a loaded 22-caliber revolver, Jensen said.

Jensen did not know the details that led to the obtaining of the search warrant other than enough probable cause evidence had been accrued to take the case to a judge, he said.

Turner is being held in the Will County jail pending a bond hearing.

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