Palos man arrested after cops raid home

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A Palos Park man is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 10 following his arrest Saturday on several drug and weapons possession charges.

Marc S. Jandura, 31, was apprehended after Chicago police, the FBI, and police from Palos Park and Bridgeview raided his house in the 11700 block of South 85th Avenue.

Police, who had a search warrant, said they found him trying to escape by jumping from his balcony to a lower deck.

During a search of the residence, police reported finding 24.5 kilograms, or about 54 pounds of marijuana, as well as more than $120,000 in cash, two handguns and a shotgun. Drug packaging and weighing equipment was also found in the house, police said.

Jandura, who owns a tattoo parlor in Bridgeview, faces at least one charge of illegal possession of firearms by a felon

Police impounded a white GMC truck found on the property.

He was initially taken to the Homan Square police facility on the West Side of Chicago for questioning. While there, he told police he had the guns to protect himself because people were after him, according to a published report. He is an admitted member of the Almighty Popes street gang with a history of drug-related arrests dating back to 2005.

He is currently being held on $100,000 bail at Cook County Jail.

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