Joliet man caught with loaded firearm, ecstasy: cops

Man released from Will County jail after he posted bond

A Joliet man was arrested after he was caught with a loaded firearm, ammunition, ecstasy and drug equipment, police said.

About 1:35 p.m. Thursday, officers executed a search warrant on a residence in the 200 block of Munroe Street, according to a Joliet police news release.

Maurice Robinson, 44, who lives on Munroe Street, was found within the residence and taken into custody without incident, police said.

The officers searched the residence and found a loaded firearm, ammunition, ecstasy and numerous drug equipment items, police said.

Robinson was arrested and taken to the Will County jail, where his bond was set at $35,000. Robinson posted 10% of that amount and he was released from jail Saturday.

On March 28, 2017, Robinson pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a controlled substance, court records show. A Joliet police officer pulled Robinson over and found he was in possession of cocaine.

Robinson also entered into a contract to participate in Adult Redeploy Illinois.

Adult Redeploy Illinois is a problem-solving court that seeks keep nonviolent offenders out of state prisons through counseling, substance abuse treatment, mental health therapy and job location services, according to the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office.

On March 27, 2018, prosecutors petitioned to remove Robinson from Adult Redeploy Illinois because he failed to abstain from consuming either drugs or alcohol, court records show.

Robinson admitted to the allegations in the petition and his Adult Redeploy Illinois contract was terminated, court records show. He was sentenced to a year in prison and he was required to serve at least half of that time.

Felix Sarver

Felix Sarver covers crime and courts for The Herald-News