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.
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.
A 40-year-old Illinois man was taken into custody on Jan. 5 after police pulled him over for driving in a lane reserved for parked cars. The stop occurred in the 3300 block of Harlem in Riverside around 1 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For some Illinois residents, understanding what a federal possession with intent to distribute charge can entail can be difficult. There are three parts, and they include possession, intention and distribution.
On Aug. 28, an Illinois man was taken into police custody following a standoff. The standoff occurred at a home located in the Cabrini Green apartment complex on the Near North Side of Chicago.
Illinois residents who face charges related to Schedule 1 drugs may be facing more serious penalties than people whose charges involve drugs that belong to other schedules. Prior to the creation of the Controlled Substances Act in 1970, there were more than 200 separate drug laws. The CSA made it easier for states to create their own statutes since they could cite schedules instead of having to list drugs. The Drug Enforcement Agency is responsible for adding or removing drugs from the schedules or moving a drug from one schedule to another.