Drug Possession Archives

A strong defense is paramount when facing marijuana charges

Marijuana law is a rather confusing area of criminal law here in Illinois, in part because medical use of this drug has been legalized in the state. While some instances of marijuana possession are legal under state law, there are still a great many that are not. Under such circumstances, one could easily see instances arising in which individuals find themselves having criminal charges brought against them for conduct that they thought was legal in the state.

2 men charged with possession of marijuana

Multiple agencies recently executed a search warrant in Algonquin and yielded marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Two men, ages 20 and 43, were arrested during the drug bust. They face punishment for unlawful possession of marijuana, among other charges.

Illinois man faces drug charges after high-speed chase

Drug-related crimes can be a damaging mark to have on your record. The blemish on your reputation can affect your job prospects and even result in strained relationships with friends and family. Even if you are not convicted, the charges can be emotionally draining to face. In one such case, a young man in Illinois is now facing charges of drug possession after being stopped by police in Wayne County.

Chicago area rapper enters not guilty plea to marijuana charge

Chief Keef, a Chicago area rapper whose real name is Keith Cozart, reportedly pleaded not guilty on Friday to charges stemming from an arrest last month in Highland Park. According to officers, Cozart's vehicle was stopped after they noticed its registration had expired.

Does meth really make crack cocaine 'look like child's play'?

In 2005, Newsweek called the "epidemic" of methamphetamine use "America's new drug crisis." A year earlier, a New York State Police captain described meth to the New York Times as making "crack look like child's play."

Elmhurst family facing charges of drug possession

Five members of the same Illinois family are now facing drug charges after a search of an area house turned up prescription drugs, cannabis and cocaine. Police had been investigating the sale of illegal drugs, and as part of that investigation, got a search warrant for the house located in Elmhurst, Illinois.

Chicago police raid ends with man charged for drug possession

A 25-year-old man has been arrested after police raided his apartment. He was charged for drug possession on three counts, one of which was a felony. Reportedly, the man was using his apartment to cook up a large amount of drug-laced edibles that would cure any sweet tooth and more.

Chicago police arrest 2 men for meth, cocaine possession

It may sound like many of the stories we read about in the news. Two men were recently arrested in Chicago and charged with drug-related offenses. Police had been suspicious that they were involved in criminal activity and waited for an opportunity to approach the men. That opportunity came when the officers apparently witnessed one man delivering a package to the other man in a car.

New Mexico man sues police for unreasonable search, seizure

Search and seizure is an important issue in the area of drug offenses. Those suspected of criminal activity have certain rights, and when police officers hastily trample over those rights, there are consequences, not only for the suspect, but for the integrity of any criminal case that may be pursued. Without these protections, it would be too easy for officers to abuse their power.

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