A 31-year old man and a 23-year old man from Illinois have been charged with possessing an estimated $11,400 worth of ecstasy. The drugs were allegedly found during a routine traffic stop by a McHenry County Sheriff's deputy.
Police in Illinois charged a 29-year-old woman and a 46-year-old man with drug possession and drug possession with the intent to distribute after allegedly discovering significant quantities of cocaine and heroin in their Coles County residence. The two people were taken into custody on the afternoon of June 27 when officers from the Mattoon Police Department, the East Central Illinois Task Force and the Coles County Crisis Response Team executed a search warrant. The suspects were both transported to the Coles County Jail for processing.
An Illinois man with 10 prior felony convictions has been sentenced to 201 months in a federal prison for possession of heroin and cocaine with the intent to distribute, threatening a federal official and mailing threatening letters to federal officials. The sentence was announced in a June 5 press release from the office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois. Court documents reveal that the man committed these crimes while under supervised release for a 2001 felony armed robbery conviction.
A statement released by the Office of the Illinois Attorney General indicated that a 31-year-old man from Aurora has admitted guilt on charges of heroin and cocaine trafficking. The court imposed a sentence of 19 years and six months in prison.
Prosecutors have filed revised charges against a 24-year-old man taken into custody on March 15 after forensic specialists from the Illinois State Police were unable to identify the substance found in his car during a routine traffic stop. A field testing kit used by Altamont Police Department officers at the scene identified the substance as cocaine. Media reports indicate that the substance has now been sent to another crime laboratory for further testing.
Members of the Illinois State Police North Central Narcotics Task Force supported by officers from the Wheeling and Arlington Heights police departments reportedly discovered more than half a ton of marijuana during the search of a Chicago residence on March 5. Prosecutors from the Cook County State's Attorney's Office say that dealers could have raised more than $1 million by selling the seized drugs on the street.
On Feb. 19, a 22-year-old Illinois man was arrested for alleged drug possession during a traffic stop in Lake County. The defendant is reportedly a documented member of an area street gang.
On Jan. 10, Illinois authorities arrested two people for allegedly dealing marijuana out of their Champaign home. The arrests were the culmination of a months-long investigation.
A 24-year-old Illinois man was taken into custody on the night of Dec. 21 after police allegedly discovered cocaine, marijuana and Oxycodone pills in his vehicle during a routine traffic stop. The Chicago resident was transported to the Jo Daviess County Jail where he was booked on charges including the unlawful delivery of narcotics and obstructing identification. The second charge was added because the man is accused of giving deputies a false name to avoid being linked with several open warrants. He was also cited for speeding and driving without a valid driver's license.
The Illinois State Police say that illegal drugs worth about $2 million were seized during a Dec. 17 traffic stop in Chicago. The vehicle stop was conducted as part of an ongoing narcotics investigation according to the ISP. A 33-year-old Brighton Park man was taken into custody at the scene in connection with the seized drugs. He is facing Class X felony drug charges and his bond has been set at $2.5 million.