Drug Possession Archives

Numerous drug cases in limbo in wake of drug lab scandal

Our Chicago readers may be interested in a case out of Massachusetts involving a chemist who is accused of deliberately faking test results on drug samples in numerous criminal cases. The 35-year-old chemist faces a host of charges-27 total-including obstruction of justice, tampering with evidence, perjury and pretending to hold a college degree.

Illinois lawmakers to consider controversial medical marijuana bill

Among the issues to be tackled by Illinois lawmakers in the coming weeks is the possibility of legalizing medical marijuana. As we've previously mentioned, the measure has been controversial among Illinois lawmakers.

Six people arrested for marijuana possession over weekend

Last weekend, six individuals remain in custody after being arrested in East Chicago on suspicion of drug possession. The arrests stemmed from four separate incidents. Three of the individuals were arrested at an apartment after a drug complaint had been filed. Officers reportedly say cannabis in plain sight in an apartment after viewing a cloud of marijuana smoke in the hallway. In another incident, police arrested a 28-year-old man after he refused to quiet down outside an apartment building and was found to be carrying marijuana.

Legalized recreational marijuana still long way off for Illinois

While seventeen states have already approved use of marijuana by people with certain medical conditions, there had been no states that approved marijuana for recreational use until Tuesday. Washington and Colorado, which both had ballot initiatives on the issue, both passed their measures. Those states are now waiting to hear how the federal government will respond to the measures.

Chicago area drug raid results in no arrests

When it comes to drug arrests, the police do not always have it right. One particular drug raid in Beach Park went particularly bad when authorities reportedly burst into a home, pointed guns at various family members and placed handcuffs upon the home's owner.

Police need to follow proper search procedures, or evidence can be excluded, P.2

In our previous post, we began looking at the recent charges against Philadelphia rapper Bernie Sigel, who was arrested during a traffic stop after police found prescription pills, marijuana, a gun and cash inside his vehicle. This story led us into a discussion of the importance of examining whether police followed proper police procedure in criminal defense cases involving illegal drugs.

Police need to follow proper search procedures, or evidence can be excluded, P.1

On Wednesday, Philadelphia rapper Beanie Sigel-whose real name is Dwight Grant-was arrested on drug and gun possession charges. Grant was reportedly arrested during a traffic stop, during which police found prescription pills, marijuana, a gun and cash inside his vehicle.

Criminal defendants have definite rights with respect to searches and seizures

An Evaston man was arrested on drug charges after police executed a search warrant at him home earlier this month. The 21-year-old man was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and four counts of possession of a controlled substance and two counts of possession of marijuana.

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