Two people were arrested after a traffic stop on April 2, 2017, in Bolingbrook, Illinois, on drug and weapon charges. According to a Bolingbrook Police lieutenant, at 8 p.m., a black Ford pickup truck was pulled over for a vehicle registration violation near I-55 and Route 53. During the traffic stop, the officers discovered that there was an active arrest warrant on the passenger, a 45-year-old man from Missouri.
A search was conducted on the vehicle. The officers found a substance that was confirmed as methamphetamine. Also found were drug paraphernalia and a Smith and Wesson semi-automatic handgun.
The man was charged with multiple offenses, and the court set his bond at $15,000. His charges included the unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, the improper use of vehicle registration, aggravated lawful use of a weapon, suspended vehicle registration, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine.
The driver was a 32-year-old woman, also from Missouri. She was charged with suspended vehicle registration, the improper use of vehicle registration, possession of drug equipment and possession of methamphetamine.
A conviction on drug charges can result in serious consequences. Individuals who have been accused of drug-related offenses should meet with a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. The attorney will examine the factors of a case, including what transpired before, during and after an arrest in order to determine if everything was conducted in accordance with the law, or if the client’s civil rights were violated. Reduced or dismissed charges may be pursued depending on the strength of the prosecutor’s case.