Drug Possession Archives

Chicago rapper jailed for violating probation with marijuana

Keith Cozart, a small-time Chicago rapper who goes by the name "Chief Keef" was recently ordered to spend 20 days in Cook County Jail after testing positive for marijuana in violation of probation conditions stemming from a traffic violation. The 18-year-old was required to submit to random drug testing after his arrest back in May on charges that he had been driving at 110 miles per hour.

Rapper cleared of rape charges now faces drug charge

Our readers may remember last October that singer CeeLo Green, whose real name is Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, was accused of raping a woman with whom he had dined at a Los Angeles restaurant. Callaway, who denied those allegations, was subsequently clear when the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office declined to file a rape charge, citing insufficient evidence.

Comic actor pleads guilty to drug possession in Bahamas

Craig Robinson, the 41-yhear-old comic actor know for his role as Darryl Philbin on "The Office" was arrested earlier this month in the Bahamas when authorities discovered he was in possession of drugs. At the time of the arrest, Robinson was attempting to board a plane back to the United States. Robinson had been in the Bahamas for a comedy show.

West Lawn man charged with drug possession after apartment search

Earlier this month, Chicago police reportedly found a man in the West Lawn neighborhood who led them to a hefty stash of illegal drugs. The man had apparently been beaten and tied up blocks from his home, where police found 170 pounds of cocaine and 50 pounds of marijuana. According to the 33-year-old, an individual had kidnapped and beat him while he was walking near his home.

Man arrested for drug possession at O�Hare

A total of 85 pounds of Khat, an indigenous plant native to northern African and the Arabian Peninsula was recently found in the belongings of a Minnesota man at O'Hare Airport over the weekend. The 20-year-old had reportedly been on a British Airways flight to Chicago. U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents found 24.4 kilograms of the drug in one suitcase, and 15.1 kilograms in another suitcase.

Improper police investigation can strengthen defense case

Earlier this month, a federal judge in the state of New York struck down a policy in New York City dealing with a police procedure known as “stop and frisk,” citing the city’s use of the procedure as unconstitutional. Stop and frisk, as some of our readers may know, is a procedure whereby officers briefly detain, question and possibly search those they reasonably suspect of criminal activity. The technique is often used in policing for drug crimes.

Investigation results in drug charges against 23 individuals

Last week, twenty three individuals were charged with federal narcotics offenses for allegedly participating in the distribution of heroin and cocaine in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. The charges were the result of an investigation led by the Chicago Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Geneva man faces extra charges for hiding evidence of drugs

Many Chicago-area residents know firsthand how seriously local police take any instance of drug-related activity. Whether they catch a person selling drugs, using drugs, or find drugs in their car or home, police will not hesitate to make an arrest. If you find yourself in this situation, it can be tempting to try to make the situation better for yourself by hiding something incriminating. Doing this, however, often leads to even more charges against a person.

Governor Quinn faces medical marijuana decision

Illinois lawmakers, as our Chicago readers have likely heard, recently approved legislation legalizing medical marijuana. Under the legislation, patients may be prescribed a limited amount of marijuana from a state-operated dispensary. The legislation recognizes certain illnesses for which marijuana can be prescribed.

Chicago man pleads not guilty to charges involving synthetic drugs

A not guilty plea was entered yesterday by 34-year-old Chicago man accused of attempting to deal synthetic drugs known as "bath salts" in Lake County. The native Somalian man pleaded not guilty to charges of unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to traffic.

According to authorities, the man received several boxes full of bath salts, also known as Cathinone, at the end of March. Officers tipped off about the shipment arrested the man when the package arrived. 

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