When many Illinois residents think of drug trafficking, they may think of the huge cartels with violent criminals transporting drugs to various states and countries. While that is a form of drug trafficking, most cases happen on a much smaller scale. Trafficking refers to any sale or import of drugs - even prescription drugs.
Sometimes, drug-related investigative operations by authorities result in large numbers of individuals having charges brought against them. This can be seen in a police investigation that recently occurred in Chicago.