Markham Woman Charged with UUW after Parts Used to Convert Handguns to Fully Automatic Weapons Delivered to Residence

Markham Woman Charged with UUW after Parts Used to Convert Handguns to Fully Automatic Weapons Delivered to Residence

Markham Woman Charged with UUW after Parts Used to Convert Handguns to Fully Automatic Weapons Delivered to Residence (Cook County, IL) — A 22-year-old Markham woman has been charged after packages with parts that create switches to convert Glock handguns to fully automatic weapons were delivered to her residence, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today. 

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Homeland Security Tipped Off Cook County Sheriffs

Sheriff’s Police investigators received information from Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) that two packages with parts that can create 10 switches had been intercepted at a postal facility. The packages were bound for a residence in the 16400 block of South Homan Street in Markham. 

At approximately 2 p.m. on March 9, Sheriff’s Police and HSI executed a search warrant at the residence after the packages were delivered to the address. 

Gun Parts, Automatic Weapon Manufacturing Equipment Recovered

During the search warrant’s execution, Leana Viverette was taken into custody after investigators determined she opened the packages. Investigators also recovered from the residence gun parts, including ghost gun parts, a drill press, molds, and other tools used to manufacture firearms. 

Viverette was charged on March 9 with unlawful use of weapon – machine gun/automatic weapon. She appeared for a bond hearing on March 10 at the Markham Courthouse, where her bond was set at $100,000-D. 

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

About Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart

As sheriff, Dart is responsible for overseeing a police department that patrols and investigates crimes, while also hunting for fugitives, throughout suburban Cook County. He also oversees more than 10,000 inmates and 3,000 correctional officers at the Cook County Jail – the largest single-site jail in the nation. Additionally, Dart’s deputies are responsible for providing judicial safety in hundreds of courtrooms scattered across Cook County, while they are also responsible for serving thousands of court orders every year.

Dart has used his diverse background to bring a unique approach to each of those efforts at the Sheriff’s Department.

A former state prosecutor and state legislator, Dart has long fought for the rights of others and protecting the most vulnerable of our society.

Markham Woman Charged with UUW after Parts Used to Convert Handguns to Fully Automatic Weapons Delivered to Residence

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