Oak Lawn police were patrolling in the area of 52nd Avenue and observed a car allegedly disobey a stop sign. The officer conducted a traffic stop at 95th and Brandt Avenue.
The officer claimed that when he approached the car he could smell the odor of cannabis from inside the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle, rapper Martin Watson, provided the officer with an “Illinois ID card” and allegedly stated that he didn’t have insurance.
The officer checked on Watson’s legal right to drive and determined that his license was suspended. He was arrested for driving without a license and for not having valid insurance.
During a search of the vehicle, the officer stated that he found cannabis in a black shopping bag in the trunk. The bag also allegedly contained two bags with Xanax pills, one bag containing Alprazolam pills, one baggie containing a white powdery substance.
The police claim that the passenger in the car, Evelina Aguilar admitted that the drugs in the car were hers and not Watson’s. Aguilar was arrested and a search of her revealed $852.26 in her purse along with a room key for the Aloha Motel, located at 85th and Cicero Avenue.
The police believe that the cannabis had a total weight of 73 grams. The police allege that a field test of the white powdery substance revealed the presence of Methamphetamine.
Martin agreed to provide a verbal statement to the officer at the police station. He allegedly told the officer that he and Aguilar were staying at the motel because he is a rapper and had a show the previous night. He said that the two were traveling to a friend’s house in Oak Lawn and the car as well as the drugs belonged to Aguilar, his girlfriend for the last two years.
Aguilar allegedly gave a similar verbal statement but did claim the car belonged to Watson. She said the drugs belonged to her but she wouldn’t state where she bought the drugs. Neither Watson or Aguilar would provide a written statement.
Martin Watson received citations for driving with a suspended license, operating an uninsured vehicle and disobeying a stop sign.
Aguilar was charged with manufacture and delivery of cannabis, four counts of possession of a controlled substance, and three counts of manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.
The police notified the two individuals that they intend to proceed with seizure of the 2008 Dodge Avenger vehicle due to drug forfeiture laws.
Aguilar is an 18 year old white female who provided a Chicago address. Martin Watson is a white 19 year old male and provided the same address.