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October 2012 Archives

Heroin use a growing problem in Chicago suburbs

On Tuesday, law enforcement officials from the Chicago area met in Palos Hills, a suburb west of Chicago, to address the increasing number of heroin-related deaths in suburban Chicago. In Will County, for example, the number of heroin overdoses has gone from five in the last four years to about 70 in the past two years. The reason: heroin is now more accessible and is an easy to consume street drug.

Missouri man sentenced for cocaine conspiracy involving Chicago shipments

On Thursday, a 36-year-old Nixa man was sentenced to life in prison for allegedly participating in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine in the Springfield, Missouri area. The Missouri man was accused of conspiring to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, and to manufacture and distribute crack cocaine between January 1, 2010 and March 14, 2011.

Chicago area drug raid results in no arrests

When it comes to drug arrests, the police do not always have it right. One particular drug raid in Beach Park went particularly bad when authorities reportedly burst into a home, pointed guns at various family members and placed handcuffs upon the home's owner.

Sam Hurd pleads not guilty to new drug charges

Former Bears receiver Sam Hurd, who is currently out on bond awaiting trial on charges of trying to start a drug ring in the Chicago area, pleaded not guilty to new drug charges on Wednesday. The indictment, filed last month, accuses Hurd of asking his cousin Jesse Chavful, to purchase drugs for him.

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