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Cicero Traffic Stop Nets 2,000 DVDs Of Copied Movies

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Dwon Kelly, 35, was arrested when Cicero police found more than 2,200 pirated DVDs in his car during a traffic stop. (Credit: Cicero Police Department)

Dwon Kelly, 35, was arrested when Cicero police found more than 2,200 pirated DVDs in his car during a traffic stop. (Credit: Cicero Police Department)

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CICERO, Ill. (STMW) – Police in Cicero discovered more than 2,000 DVDs of allegedly illegally copied hit movies in a car they pulled over Friday for a broken headlight.

Cicero police on Friday pulled over a late model Cadillac with a broken headlight at 5800 W. Roosevelt Road, according to town spokesman Ray Hanania. During a discussion with the driver the officers detected an aroma of marijuana in the vehicle. After the driver, 35-year-old Dwon A. Kelly got out of the car, he admitted to police that he had been carrying a small amount of marijuana on him.

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As police inspected the Cadillac, they discovered four large bags filled with 2,277 allegedly illegal copies of movie DVDs, Hanania said. Kelly claimed that he discovered the bags of movies in an alley.

In reviewing the evidence later, police discovered popular DVD movie copies. The Motion Picture Association of America was contacted and they informed Cicero Police that they will prosecute the case for violation of movie copyright laws.

Kelly, of 804 S. 10th Avenue in Maywood, was placed in lockup pending arraignment.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2010. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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