On Aug. 25, two men, ages 33 and 34, were charged with drug-related felonies after Chicago Ridge authorities set up a controlled drug buy. The confidential source reportedly bought heroin from the two men at around 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 23.
The report stated that the confidential source, who was not identified, called one of the individuals to arrange a meeting. They met at parking lot located into the 10400 block of Ridgeland Avenue. After the source purchased the heroin, a detective attempted to take the men into custody. The driver allegedly attempted to flee by accelerating the vehicle. He collided with a police car as he attempted to leave the parking lot. The driver then escaped through the window and was taken into custody shortly after. The front seat passenger remained in the vehicle.
After both individuals were taken into custody, the passenger provided a written statement claiming that the other man sold the drugs and gave him the money to count. He was facing charges for drug manufacturing and delivery. The driver was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, fleeing and eluding police and unlawful delivery.
Felony drug charges all have very serious consequences that often include extensive jail time, probation and expensive fines. In some cases, those who were accused of being involved in drug crimes may lose their jobs and any student loans they may have. If the crimes are significant, an attorney can potentially have certain evidence thrown out if that evidence was collected unlawfully, such as if the person was searched without consent. If more than one person was involved in the incident, a plea deal may also be struck where consequences may be reduced in return for cooperation.
Source: Oak Lawn Patch, “Alleged Drug Dealers Nabbed in Controlled Heroin Buy: Cops”, Lorraine Swanson, Aug. 25, 2015