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Posts tagged "Drug Charges"

Man facing charges after cops find pot brownies and cocaine

On Jan. 5, an Illinois 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.

Police department deploys roadside drug testing kits

Police departments in Illinois and around the country are struggling to cope with a surge in accidents caused by motorists under the influence of drugs. A report from the Governors Highway Safety Association reveals that more drivers who were involved in fatal motor vehicle crashes in 2015 tested positive for drugs than for alcohol, but identifying motorists who are under the influence of illegal drugs or prescription medications remains a problem for law enforcement.

Chicago man sentenced in drug trafficking case

An Illinois man has been sentenced to nearly 9 years in prison for possession of drugs with the intent to distribute and carrying a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking enterprise. The sentence, which was handed down on Dec. 6, comes about a year after the 58-year-old East Chicago resident was taken into custody by police investigating a drug distribution organization that allegedly used a social club in Calumet as its base of operations.

2 Illinois men face charges after police find 138 grams of pot

Two Illinois men were taken into custody on drug charges following the execution of a search warrant on Nov. 14. During the search of a residence in Libertyville, authorities reportedly found 138 grams of pot and drug-related paraphernalia.

Actress arrested on felony cocaine charge

The challenges that Illinois faces dealing with drug abuse and distribution is part of a nationwide issue affecting the rich and poor. On Nov. 14, actress Rose McGowan was taken into custody and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance. The actress turned herself in as a result of charges stemming from police investigating personal belongings the actress left behind on a United Airlines flight.

Seven people arrested in meth bust

Seven Illinois residents were taken into custody on Oct. 24 for alleged distribution of methamphetamine in Coles County, according to a press release issued by the Charleston Police Department. The arrests were the culmination of a two-month investigation conducted by Charleston police, the East Central Illinois Task Force and the Coles County Sheriff's Office.