A man was arrested in Illinois on March 14, 2018, and is now facing multiple drug charges in Pike County. The 43-year-old man was found parked along the shoulder of Illinois Route 96, just above Route 106. When a deputy sheriff from the county patrolled the area as part of normal rounds at around 5:00 p.m., he found the man seemingly unconscious and slumped over the driver's seat of his truck.
A 27-year-old man was arrested by police in on Feb. 25 accused of dealing cocaine in Lee County. The charges come as the man already faces felony charges related to cocaine in Whiteside County. The man was targeted for arrest by the Blackhawk Area Task Force of the illinoiss State Police, which is charged with addressing drug offenses.
After Elgin police officers confronted a 35-year-old man from Dundee near Cornerstone Park, he reportedly admitted to providing drugs to his friends. A search by law enforcement allegedly produced 7.9 grams of cocaine from his pants, and officers say they found more drugs and scales in his car. This evidence led to his conviction after he waived his right to a jury trial. His charges involved possessing drugs near a public park, a class X felony in illinoiss, and resisting a police officer, another felony.
Police in illinoiss say that complaints about a strange smell emanating from an East Chicago apartment led them to the discovery and seizure of marijuana worth more than $182,000. Several residents of a North Harbor apartment building complained about a strong marijuana smell, and responding police officers identified the apartment and traced the vehicles used by its occupants. On Jan. 29, police pulled over a car driven by a 25-year-old man who had been observed recovering a backpack from a truck registered to one of the apartment's residents, and subsequent searches are said to have yielded 219 pounds of marijuana.
Two illinoiss residents were arrested in January on drug charges following a traffic stop in the town of Charleston. The 32-year-old man and 37-year-old woman were arrested after police stopped the vehicle near Adams Avenue and Fourth Street. The police allege that a drug-sniffing K-9 dog signaled an alert about the vehicle, giving them a basis to search it.
Officers from the Hometown Police Department arrested a 30-year-old woman from Chicago and a 37-year-old female Hometown resident. Law enforcement first encountered the 37-year-old woman when she was walking with a male parolee in the 8600 block of South Kenton Avenue.
illinoiss authorities reportedly recovered about 14 pounds of marijuana in Arlington Heights while they were executing a search warrant on Jan. 16. Ultimately, authorities seized 6,318.6 grams, which has an estimated street value of more than $125,000. A 32-year-old man who lived at the home was taken into custody as a result.
A woman has been charged with illegal possession of a prescription drug, and it all started with pistachio nuts. Police made the drug possession charge after searching the woman's car because an officer mistook a pile of crushed pistachio shells for marijuana. The search didn't uncover any marijuana, but police did find the woman in possession of a narcotic painkiller.
An illinoiss man was taken into custody by Bolingbrook police on Jan. 4 after he was accused of stealing from a Walmart. According to reports, he was allegedly caught trying to steal a 32-inch Samsung television.
On Jan. 5, an illinoiss man was taken into custody on drug charges after an officer conducted a traffic stop on his vehicle for improper lane use. According to reports, the 40-year-old man was stopped after he was observed driving in a lane that was for parked cars.