Cops: Barlett Man Had Machine Guns, Bomb-making Materials

He's being held on $750,000 bond.

By Alexandra Clark
|  Saturday, May 26, 2012  |  Updated 3:14 PM CDT
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Tony E. Johnson was charged with four counts of unlawful use of weapons.

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A man from Bartlett was charged for possessing four machine guns after police discovered the weapons along with bomb-making materials in Roselle.
 
Tony E. Johnson, 41, was charged with four counts of unlawful use of weapons, according to a press release from the Roselle Police Department. He is currently being held in the DuPage County Jail on $750,000 bond, the release said.

  The possible explosive materials and automatic weapons were being stored at 800 West Lake Street in suite 120 located in Roselle, said the release.
 
Roselle Police arrested Johnson, of 378 Wilmington Drive in Bartlett, on Friday at the Rolling Meadow Court House after he posted bond on charges from Bartlett Police, the release stated.
 
On Wednesday Roselle Police with the help of Bartlett Police investigators, Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents, Department of Homeland Security and the DuPage County Bomb Squad obtained a search warrant for this location, according to the release.
 
Roselle Police investigators are continuing to work with federal authorities in this "ongoing investigation," said the release.

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