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What is probable cause when it comes to searches?

Police searches often play a fairly major role in drug cases. Police have many different requirements placed on them when it comes to property searches. One term that individuals may hear thrown around quite a bit when it comes to these requirements is probable cause.

Man in Illinois hopes for clemency for drug sentence

Drug-related crimes should not be taken lightly by those who are faced with them. For decades, authorities have come down especially hard on suspected drug offenders, pursuing multiple charges and harsh sentences. If convicted, a person's family, future job opportunities and freedom could all be in jeopardy.

Illinois man accepts plea in drug manufacturing case

A 28-year-old Tremont, Illinois, man pleaded guilty on Monday to aggravated manufacturing of meth in residence where a minor younger than 18 resided. The man's case had been expected to go to trial on Monday, and he could have received a sentence of up to 120 years if he had been convicted. Instead, the man is expected to serve 17.5 years of jail time with credit toward the 529 days that he has already served since his arrest.

Man given over a decade in prison in crack cocaine sale case

Drug dealing is an incredibly serious type of conduct to be accused of. If a person is found guilty of having made drug sales, they can be given rather massive prison sentences. This is illustrated in a recent drug dealing case from a neighboring state, Indiana. It appears that the man who was convicted in this case will be spending over a decade behind bars.

2 men charged with possession of marijuana

Multiple agencies recently executed a search warrant in Algonquin and yielded marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Two men, ages 20 and 43, were arrested during the drug bust. They face punishment for unlawful possession of marijuana, among other charges.

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