Illinois police recently arrested two people during the course of an investigation. The pair are both charged with drug crimes for unlawfully possessing methamphetamine and unlawfully possessing drug paraphernalia. One of the two — a man — had one other warrant out for his arrest at the time, and was also taken in for violating his probation.
The situation that police were investigating is not entirely clear, but they were able to secure a court-authorized search warrant for two individuals. The first of these two was a 52-year-old woman. The other was a 35-year-old man. While executing the search warrant, police claim they found drug paraphernalia, methamphetamine and cash. They seized all of these items and arrested both people.
Following their arrests, police transported the man and woman to an area jail, where they were both booked. However, it does not appear as if the investigation is over just yet. Authorities have said they expect to make additional arrests in the same investigation.
In Illinois, charges for drug crimes are treated very seriously. Defendants can spend significant time behind bars and have to pay large fines if they are convicted. Minimizing these possible consequences is important, especially since they can also affect a defendant’s personal life. Getting an early start on creating a criminal defense plan is a good place to start, but it can be confusing to tackle this by oneself. Depending on the situation, a defendant might find that it is easier to speak with a knowledgeable attorney first.