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January 2013 Archives

Defense attorneys may ask for dismissal of drug cases following officer drug scandal

Three police officers from the Schaumburg have been accused of stealing drugs they seized as part of their duties. According to prosecutors in DuPage County, the three stole marijuana and cocaine they obtained in the course of making arrests, then shared the profits after an informant resold the drugs on the street.

Revenues from marijuana ticketing law lagging

Our readers may be aware that the city of Chicago implemented a new marijuana ticketing law early last fall. Under that law, officers are allowed to write a ticket for up to $500 for possession as much as 15 grams of marijuana. Back when the law was approved, supporters said the ordinance would free up police officers to spend more time on the street instead of dealing with paperwork associated with arresting marijuana offenders.

Business owner charged for selling cocaine out of Joliet store

After a lengthy and intense criminal investigation, Illinois law enforcement officials have arrested and charged a Joliet businessman for selling cocaine and heroin. Police claim that the man conducted drug sales right off of his store's shelves.

Man convicted of marijuana charges coerced to give up appeal rights by extreme sentence

Our readers may have heard about the case of Chris Williams, a Montana medical marijuana grower, who faces at least five years in federal prison for violating federal laws banning such activity. Williams, who openly supplied marijuana to patients who were allowed to use it under state law, was originally sentenced much more severely, but a post-conviction agreement resulted in an easier sentenced. Still, some say the penalty is too harsh.

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