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February 2013 Archives

Move over Al Capone, Chicago names new public enemy No.1

Bob Dylan's declaration that "the times are a changin' " continues to prove as Chicago names a new public enemy No. 1. Just how much are the times a changin'? The new man to bear the title isn't even American or thought to be in the United States. Instead he's a Mexican drug lord blamed for the majority of narcotics in Chicago. The man, known for the nickname "El Chapo," which means "Shorty" is true to his nickname, standing just 5-feet 6-inches tall.

McKinley Park man caught in middle of drug sale, according to defense attorney

Earlier this month, police reportedly found a load of cocaine in the home of a McKinley Park man after arresting him and obtaining a search warrant to check out him home. The 21-year-old was subsequently charged with manufacturing, delivering, and possessing cocaine. In total, police said they found 79 kilograms of cocaine.

Task force aims to combat heroin epidemic in Chicago suburbs

Chicago is amongst many cities across the U.S. currently facing a drug epidemic. For many, today's drug of choice is heroin. A highly addictive drug derived from the pain killer morphine, heroin is commonly snorted, smoked or injected. When used, the drug produces a euphoric high that often results in users becoming immediately addicted.

Three drug cases dismissed following officer drug scandal

Three people who had been facing felony drug charges in Cook County have now had charges dropped as a result of a scandal involving Schaumburg officers accused of stealing and reselling illegal drugs. We wrote about that scandal in out last post, noting that the three allegedly stole marijuana and cocaine they had obtained in the course of making arrests, and then shared profits after an informant resold the drugs on the street.

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