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Brothers charged with drug possession, distribution

Two Illinois brothers were taken into custody for alleged drug crimes on Oct. 10, according to local authorities. The incident took place in Buffalo Grove.

Buffalo Grove police were reportedly tipped off to alleged drug activity taking place on the 400 block of Gregg Lane by area residents. The allegations included claims of drug handoffs and heavy vehicle traffic. Following an investigation, police executed a search warrant on the property of the two brothers, ages 18 and 22. During the search, officers allegedly discovered 2.2 pounds of cannabis and cannabis wax, approximately 1 gram of cocaine, various prescription pills and drug paraphernalia. A police K-9 named Hogyn assisted officers during the raid.

The 18-year-old defendant was charged with the manufacture and delivery of in excess of 500 grams of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia. The 22-year-old defendant was handed similar charges. Both defendants were scheduled to appear at a bond hearing on Oct. 11.

Individuals convicted on drug charges that include drug possession and drug trafficking could face severe consequences. Possible sentences include incarceration, heavy fines and the seizure of personal property. However, with the aid of a criminal defense attorney, a defendant may be able to fight the charges and avoid these penalties. For example, an attorney could carefully scrutinize the case for details that dispute the prosecution's version of events. This could cause the case to be dismissed. In other situations, legal counsel may advise a defendant to accept a plea deal that reduces the penalties.

Source: Chicago Sun Times, "Brothers arrested after complaints, K-9's nose lead cops to drugs", Oct. 10, 2017

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