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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. As we noted last time, police are bound by a number of legal and...

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Drug Possession

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. Sources didn’t note the reason police stopped Grant prior to his arrest. While this may seem like an insignificant point, it is not, especially in cases involving drug charges. In such cases, the way evidence...

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Drug Possession

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. According to sources, officers from the Evanston Police Department obtained the search warrant using information about the alleged sale of illegal drugs. No specifics...

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Federal Drug Charges

Ex-Bear arrested for bond violation regarding drug charge

Many people in Chicago, Illinois — particularly fans of the Chicago Bears — were stunned late last year when wide receiver Sam Hurd was arrested on federal drug charges. The Bears released Hurd shortly after his arrest, which took the team, its coaches and its players by surprise. Now Hurd has been arrested again in Texas for allegedly violating his bond. Authorities say that a drug test came back positive for marijuana. Hurd’s trial has...

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