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Chicago officers reportedly found 350 pounds of marijuana during the search of a home in the Southwest Side, which led to the arrest on Saturday of a 22-year-old man who has now been charged with felony possession of marijuana. The home search was reportedly based on a traffic stop conducted earlier this month. During that stop, officers found almost two pounds of marijuana. Sources didn’t indicate the connection between the individual whose vehicle they searched and the man who was arrested on Saturday.

Chicago police raid ends with man charged for drug possession

A 25-year-old man has been arrested after police raided his apartment. He was charged for drug possession on three counts, one of which was a felony. Reportedly, the man was using his apartment to cook up a large amount of drug-laced edibles that would cure any sweet tooth and more.

Lawmakers consider proposals to revising mandatory sentencing

In the coming weeks and months, lawmakers in Senate will reportedly be considering a bill examining mandatory minimum sentences. The latter, as some of our readers may know, are minimum court decisions which limit judicial discretion regarding sentencing, as a matter of law. At the federal level, mandatory minimum sentences are governed by the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

Lake County family sues officers over shoddy police work

A suburban Chicago family has reportedly filed a lawsuit in federal court against the Lake County Metropolitan Enforcement Group, one officer in particular, and "unknown police officers" in connection with an incident over the summer. The Lake County Metropolitan Enforcement Group is a law enforcement task force dedicated solely to investigating illegal drug trafficking and distribution, weapons offenses and gang activity in Lake County. Apparently the agency took did some shoddy work over the summer and made a family suffer unnecessarily. Now the family is suing.

Drug case against African man remains open in Chicago

Many of our Chicago readers have heard of the Netflix series "Orange is the New Black," which tells the fictional story of a woman who is incarcerated in a federal prison for taking a suitcase filled with drug money to her former girlfriend, an international drug smuggler. The show has attracted a lot of support in its first season and is set to go on for a second season in 2014.

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