Guns handed over to Drew Peterson’s son

A six-month court battle over guns seized from Drew Peterson’s home in November officially came to an end Wednesday when Illinois State Police relinquished the weapons to Peterson’s son.

State police spokesman Sgt. Thomas Burek confirmed eight of 11 seized guns were handed over to Peterson’s son Stephen, an Oak Brook police officer, on Wednesday.

Two of the remaining weapons did not actually belong to Peterson. The third, an AR-15 assault rifle, will stay with police as evidence in a felony weapons charge against Peterson.

A hearing on the charge is set for June 30.