“Grey Death”, AR Style Weapon, and Narcotics Recovered from Home of Convicted Felon on Electronic Monitoring

Nov 16, 2022Press Release

COOK COUNTY, IL – On Monday, Nov. 14, Sheriff’s Office Electronic Monitoring Unit investigators conducted a compliance check at a residence in Chicago’s Lawndale Neighborhood where EM participant Charles Douglas, 35, was residing. Douglas, a convicted felon who was placed on electronic monitoring, was awaiting trial on multiple felony gun and drug charges was returned to Cook County Jail after Sheriff’s Electronic Monitoring Unit investigators recovered “Grey Death,” an AR style weapon, ammunition, and multiple types of narcotics, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today.

Inside the residence, investigators recovered nearly one kilogram of cocaine, 140 grams of heroin, 25 grams of Carfentanil, 119 grams of an opioid concoction known as “Grey Death,” 21 boxes of Dormin, as well as various types of drug paraphernalia and substances commonly used as cutting agents to prepare drugs for sale on the street. Both Carfentanil (a synthetic opioid) and “Grey Death,” which typically contains a mixture of Carfentanil, heroin, and other opioids, are considered to be 100 times more potent than fentanyl. Investigators also recovered a .300 Blackout caliber AR-style weapon with no serial number, also known as a “ghost gun,” along with 18 rounds of ammunition for the weapon, and $11,858 in cash.

Douglas was ordered on to electronic monitoring in September after he posted the required 10 percent of the $120,000 D Bond he received following his arrest in July on charges of Armed Habitual Criminal, Manufacture/Deliver Heroin/School/Public High School/Park, and Mfg/Deliver Cocaine/School/Public High School/Park. He was returned to custody at the jail on Monday following the safety compliance check and appeared before Judge Joseph Claps on Wednesday, where a Motion for Violation of Bail Bond was entered and continued until his next court date on Dec. 1. He has previous convictions for multiple gun and drug offenses.

The investigation is ongoing.

The public is reminded that the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty by the government in a court of law.