On Feb. 19, an Illinois couple and their roommate were taken into police custody following a five-month investigation. Authorities stated that the 23-year-old woman and the 28-year-old man were charged with multiple drug crimes and child endangerment.
The arrest warrants were served at the couple’s home in Algonquin. During the home search that followed, authorities seized more than 7 grams of heroin, 1.3 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in addition to less than $1,000 in cash. Another 8.5 grams of heroin was taken from the couple. Further, a 2-year-old child was removed from the home during the search and turned over to a relative.
Both individuals were charged with possession of a controlled substance, delivery of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia in addition to the child endangerment charge. Additionally, the couple’s 25-year-old male roommate was also taken into police custody. He was facing multiple counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of paraphernalia.
Those who have been issued drug trafficking charges can potentially be facing severe consequences if they are found guilty, including incarceration and steep fines. They may also find it difficult to obtain gainful employment in the future. As such, they may find it advisable to meet with a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible in order to begin constructing a strategy. In some cases, the attorney can challenge the constitutionality of the search that led to the seizure of the drugs, which if successful could lead to the inadmissibility of that evidence.
Source: Algonquin-Lake In The Hills Patch, “Police Seize Heroin, Remove Young Child From Algonquin Drug House“, Amie Schaenzer, Feb. 23, 2016