A 31-year-old Illinois man has been charged with drug possession, attempted drug possession and manufacturing, trafficking and delivering a controlled substance after ecstasy worth about $80,000 was allegedly discovered in packages mailed to him. He is being held at the Kane County Jail, and his bail has been set at $80,000 according to media reports. The man was taken into custody following a two-week investigation conducted by the Department of Homeland Security, the Geneva Police Department, the Kane County Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Postal Service.
A man is facing drug charges after he was arrested by the Joliet Police Department. The 27-year-old man was arrested on Aug. 14, and he was charged with eight criminal offenses mostly related to drugs. The police accuse the man of dealing cocaine. He is charged with one Class X felony charge, accusing him of unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Specifically, police claim that the man was found on Aug. 12 with an amount of cocaine between 15 and 100 grams.
A man who distributed fentanyl in Illinois and throughout the country pleaded guilty on July 16 to all charges against him. The 34-year-old man was known as "The Drug Llama" online, where he sold the drugs on the dark web's "Dream Market," a place people went to get illegal substances.
Starting in 2020, marijuana for recreational use for adults who are at least 21 will be legal in Illinois. The Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act was signed by the governor on June 25. Illinois is now the eleventh state to make recreational marijuana legal. There are also medical marijuana laws in 33 states.
Five people have been accused of drug charges in Illinois after a police investigation of one bar in Rockford. According to local police, they received multiple complaints about drug distribution activity taking place on Rockford's North Madison Street, including at one local pub, Buster's Bar and Grill. A 38-year-old woman who works at the bar and lives on the block was investigated by police in the month before the arrests. They say that she was identified as playing a role in the alleged drug dealing activity, and at least one of the drug sales took place at the bar.
Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker made the legalization of marijuana for recreational use a key part of his 2018 gubernatorial campaign, and he has made good on this election promise by supporting a bill that would allow adults over the age of 21 in the state to grow up to five plants in their homes or purchase the drug from licensed dispensaries. The measure was submitted to the Illinois General Assembly on May 7. The governor says that he hopes to be able to sign the bill into law by January 2020.
A 23-year-old Illinois man faces decades in prison after police allegedly discovered about 7 ounces of methamphetamine in his vehicle during a routine traffic stop during the early morning hours of Feb. 1. The West Chicago resident has been charged with possessing between 100 and 400 grams of the drug with the intent to deliver. This is a class X felony under Illinois law and carries a maximum custodial sentence of 40 years.
Police in Illinois seized weapons and bulletproof vests as well as illegal drugs when they searched a Countryside apartment on Dec. 4, according to Cook County prosecutors. A 36-year-old man is being held without bond in connection with the narcotics and firearms haul. In addition, a 32-year-old man taken into custody at the scene was released after posting a $30,000 bond. Both of the men face multiple felony charges. The 36-year-old man faces the prospect of a mandatory life sentence for being a habitual armed offender.
If you have been charged with possession or delivery of cocaine in Illinois, you may be facing harsh penalties including fines, jail or prison time, community service and a felony conviction. The consequences of a drug charge can also have long-term effects on your career even after you have served your sentence.
Illinois readers may be interested to learn that two Texas men have been convicted of running a major drug-trafficking operation out of South Carolina. As a result, they could each be sentenced to life in prison.