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Authorities seize cocaine, marijuana in drug bust

It was reported on Sept. 11 that several Illinois residents were charged after authorities seized a large number of drugs and a handgun from an Aurora residence. A 41-year-old woman and a 39-year-old man were both taken into custody following the bust.

A search warrant was executed by the Aurora Police Department Special Operations Group and the DuPage Metropolitan Enforcement Group at a residence located in the 400 block of Grove Street. During the execution of the search warrant, the authorities found 5 grams of cocaine, about 18 pounds of marijuana and a .40-caliber handgun. Authorities noted that the handgun was within reach of the 41-year-old woman when they entered the residence.

The 41-year-old woman who lived at the residence was charged with delivery of more than 5,000 grams of cannabis, unlawful delivery of cocaine, unlawful delivery of a controlled substance and armed violence. The 39-year-old man who was also taken into custody was a resident of a house located in the 500 block of Claim Street. He was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance as authorities allegedly found cocaine on his person.

In Illinois, those who are convicted on drug charges could face serious consequences, including expensive fines, a jail or prison sentence, probation and potentially even rehabilitation. Additionally, the conviction goes on the person's criminal record, making it much more difficult for them to obtain a job, seek loans to start a business or even get into a school so that they could further their education. Because the consequences are dependent on certain factors in the case, a criminal law attorney may challenge the charges by attempting to suppress some of the evidence if the authorities executed an illegal search or the evidence did not support the allegations.

Source: Aurora Patch, "Gun, Cocaine Seized In Aurora Drug Bust", Shannon Antinori, 09/11/2017

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