Unlawful Use of Weapon & Possession of Controlled Substance Investigation
07-12-13 Web Release –Unlawful Use of Weapon & Possession of Controlled Substance Investigation
On 07-11-13 at 11:10 p.m., the City of Carbondale Police Department responded to the area of the 700 block of East Main Street in reference to a suspicious person report. During the course of investigation, officers discovered a subject, identified as Wilson Franklin,who was found to be in possession of cannabis and aloaded handgun. Franklin was arrested and charged with Possession of Cannabis with intent to deliver, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Armed Violence, and Armed Habitual Offender. Franklin was incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail.
Wilson Franklin, Age 52
801 E. Main #117
Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact the Police Department at (618) 457-3200 or Crime Stoppers at (618) 549-COPS (2677). Anonymous tips may also be made by selecting the “Crime Stoppers” tab located on the main page of this website.