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June 2013 Archives

Investigation results in drug charges against 23 individuals

Last week, twenty three individuals were charged with federal narcotics offenses for allegedly participating in the distribution of heroin and cocaine in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. The charges were the result of an investigation led by the Chicago Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Geneva man faces extra charges for hiding evidence of drugs

Many Chicago-area residents know firsthand how seriously local police take any instance of drug-related activity. Whether they catch a person selling drugs, using drugs, or find drugs in their car or home, police will not hesitate to make an arrest. If you find yourself in this situation, it can be tempting to try to make the situation better for yourself by hiding something incriminating. Doing this, however, often leads to even more charges against a person.

Governor Quinn faces medical marijuana decision

Illinois lawmakers, as our Chicago readers have likely heard, recently approved legislation legalizing medical marijuana. Under the legislation, patients may be prescribed a limited amount of marijuana from a state-operated dispensary. The legislation recognizes certain illnesses for which marijuana can be prescribed.

Supreme Court approves practice of pre-conviction DNA profiling

On Monday, the United States Supreme Court issued a ruling that could impact the way states conduct criminal investigations. The decision, which arose from an appeal of a rape conviction made possible by the DNA profiling of a Maryland man arrested for assault in 2009, involved the issue of whether police may take DNA samples from criminal suspects.

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