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Global drug possession penalties vary widely

As in other regions of the country and places around the world, Illinois criminalizes the possession of designated controlled substances, often referred to as illegal drugs. The penalties for drug possession can vary significantly depending on the specific drug a person has as well as the amount that they possess and their previous record for drug charges. The charges could range from misdemeanor charges for possession of marijuana to felony charges for possession of cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine.

Illinois man sentenced to 35 years in prison for drugs, guns

On Feb. 23, an Illinois judge sentenced a 45-year-old man to 35 years in prison after he was convicted of drug trafficking and illegal firearms charges. He must also complete eight years of supervised release once he's out of prison.

Illinois man and woman face drug charges

A man and a women were arrested on drug charges in January 2018 in the course of a traffic stop conducted by local police, with the involvement of the East Central Illinois Drug Task Force. The two were taken into custody near the intersection of Fourth Street and Adams Avenue. The police stated that a K-9 drug detecting dog gave an alert about the car, giving them a basis to begin a search of the vehicle after the stop.

Police seize several pounds of marijuana from home

On Jan. 19, a 32-year-old Illinois man was arrested for allegedly dealing drugs after police executed a search warrant at his Arlington Heights home. He has been charged with felony possession of marijuana with intent to deliver. If convicted, he could be sentenced to up to 30 years in prison.

Police looking to add portable drug testing for drivers

Illinois residents should be aware that some authorities in the state intend to test out new methods to determine if drivers have taken drugs. For example, officers in Carol Stream will begin using mouth swabs to test for a variety of drugs, including cocaine, amphetamines, methamphetamine and marijuana.

Man sentenced to 106 months in jail for drug trafficking

A Chicago man was sentenced to 106 months in prison on Dec. 6 after he was convicted on drug-related charges. The 56-year-old man was taken into custody in December 2016 following an investigation into an alleged drug trafficking operation.

Actress Rose McGowan to fight drug charges

Illinois movie fans may be interested to learn that Rose McGowan says she intends to fight a drug possession charge leveled against her in Virginia. The actress turned herself in to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police on Nov. 14, and she was scheduled to be arraigned on Nov. 16.

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