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March 2013 Archives

United States Supreme Court rules search based on drug dog sniff was unconstitutional

The way in which police proceed in gathering information for a criminal investigation is a very important one. It is an issue that comes up in many criminal defense cases involving drug charges, and can dramatically shape the outcome of such cases.

Romeoville woman charged with drug-induced homicide

Drugs are related to crime in a variety of ways. The most obvious charges that come up are use, possession, manufacture, and distribution of drugs such as cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and amphetamines. Drugs can also be related to crime by the effects they have on the user's behavior or by becoming the occasion for other illegal activity. This includes drug-related homicides.

DEA has yet to responds to marijuana legalization in Washington, Colorado

As our readers probably know, last fall's election ushered in the passage of the nation's first laws permitting the use of recreational marijuana, in both Washington and California. Since the passage of those laws, there has been some questions as to how the federal government will react. After all, marijuana use-for any purpose, even medical-is still illegal at the federal level.

Chicago Bears offensive tackle has drug charges dismissed

Chicago Bears offensive tackle J'Marcus Webb was reportedly arrested on Sunday evening in Pulaski County, Illinois during a traffic stop and charged with possession of a controlled substance. Police said they cannabis and paraphernalia was found in Webb's possession. A deputy had apparently stopped the 24-year-old for speeding on Interstate 57.

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