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Defense attorneys may ask for dismissal of drug cases following officer drug scandal

Three police officers from the Schaumburg have been accused of stealing drugs they seized as part of their duties. According to prosecutors in DuPage County, the three stole marijuana and cocaine they obtained in the course of making arrests, then shared the profits after an informant resold the drugs on the street. According to authorities, the three were recorded speaking about the thefts and a video camera caught them breaking into a Roselle storage locker...

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Drug Possession

Revenues from marijuana ticketing law lagging

Our readers may be aware that the city of Chicago implemented a new marijuana ticketing law early last fall. Under that law, officers are allowed to write a ticket for up to $500 for possession as much as 15 grams of marijuana. Back when the law was approved, supporters said the ordinance would free up police officers to spend more time on the street instead of dealing with paperwork associated with arresting marijuana offenders. Other...

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Cocaine

Business owner charged for selling cocaine out of Joliet store

After a lengthy and intense criminal investigation, Illinois law enforcement officials have arrested and charged a Joliet businessman for selling cocaine and heroin. Police claim that the man conducted drug sales right off of his store’s shelves. Recently, a police informant entered the man’s store and allegedly purchased a kilogram of cocaine for about $30,000. The informant came into play after Will County authorities called in help from the FBI to bolster their efforts and...

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Federal Drug Charges

Man convicted of marijuana charges coerced to give up appeal rights by extreme sentence

Our readers may have heard about the case of Chris Williams, a Montana medical marijuana grower, who faces at least five years in federal prison for violating federal laws banning such activity. Williams, who openly supplied marijuana to patients who were allowed to use it under state law, was originally sentenced much more severely, but a post-conviction agreement resulted in an easier sentenced. Still, some say the penalty is too harsh. Williams-a partner in a...

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Drug Possession

Marijuana activists begin planning for next victories

Pro-marijuana advocates, after seeing decades worth of campaigning to legalize marijuana reach a high point with new laws in Washington and Colorado, have already begun looking toward the next election cycle, planning a strategy for more victories. In their sights are ballot measures in 2014 and 2016 in states like Oregon and California, states which were among the first to allow marijuana for medical use. Both Oregon and California have rejected attempts to legalize recreational...

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Drug Possession

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. The alleged misconduct reportedly led to state police shutting down the state lab where the chemist worked. That lab was used by...

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Search and Seizure

Fox Lake man charged with delivery of ecstasy in Deer Park

When drug charges result from a traffic stop, one of the most important things to consider in defense of the suspect is whether police followed the proper procedure when pulling over the vehicle. Often, regardless of what prosecutors claim, there is doubt as to whether police had probable cause to stop the driver. There is also the question of whether police adhered to proper procedure before, during and after the search of the vehicle. These...

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Drug Trafficking

Three indicted for trafficking between Chicago and Terre Haute

A Chicago man and two residents of out-of-state currently face charges of drug trafficking and distribution. They are alleged to have been trafficking methamphetamine and cocaine between Chicago and across Illinois state lines. Federal prosecutors reportedly worked in conjunction with several other agencies according to U.S. Attorney Joseph Hogsett. It was this joint effort that seems to have assisted in the indictment of the Chicagoan following those of the other individuals charged. If convicted of...

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Drug Possession

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. The bill, HB 30, includes the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act, which would permit qualified patients under medical care to buy and use up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana during a two-week period. According to the pro-marijuana non-profit group NORML,...

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