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Man handed new drug charge after second raid at his home

A police raid in Illinois on June 22 resulted in a drug charge for a 23-year-old man. The search and seizure took place in Braidwood and was conducted by Braidwood Police officers along with members of the Drug Enforcement Administration. The accused man was newly charged for possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, and he also has two other pending drug charges.

According to reports, the accused man was free on bond for a separate felony drug charge that is pending in Cook County. The man also has a pending charge in Will County for possession of drug paraphernalia. The drug paraphernalia charge was a result of a previous raid at the man's home that took place in December.

After obtaining a second search warrant, officers entered the man's home and allegedly recovered a substance believed to be heroin that had been separated into nine bags. The officers also found a bottle of liquid that they have since sent to a laboratory for testing. The chief of police in Braidwood made statements since the incident saying that he believes the recent drug raids will help to prevent drug overdoses in the area.

A person who is facing drug charges after a raid may want to obtain a copy of the search warrant and have it reviewed by a criminal defense attorney before deciding how to plead. If there are mistakes on the search warrant or if the search went beyond its scope, the search and seizure may have been a Fourth Amendment violation, potentially leading to the evidence being declared inadmissible.

Source: Joliet Patch, "Another Braidwood Police Raid Leads to Another Heroin Arrest," Joseph Hosey, June 23, 2016

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