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Drug-induced homicide conviction results in harsher penalties

While many people think of drug charges as being related to possession or dealing, there is much more to the equation than that. In some cases, those who deal drugs can be charged with a more serious crime. In 2003, Illinois adopted a drug-induced homicide law. Last year, 13 people in the state were convicted of this crime.

Federal drug trafficking charges brought against 23 persons

The Chicago Police Department and the DEA spearheaded an 18-count, 262-page federal criminal complaint filed in a U.S. District Court in Chicago. The sweep was a combined effort of numerous Illinois and federal agencies. There were 23 people targeted for arrest, and 21 were found as of the last report. They were hit with drug trafficking charges relating to distributing large amounts of heroin and cocaine in Illinois and two nearby states.

Former Chicago Bears player to enter guilty plea in drug case

A former player for the Chicago Bears announced through his attorney that he is planning to enter a guilty plea for the drug charges that were brought against him in connection to a 2011 investigation. Sam Hurd has not entered the plea yet, so he is still scheduled to stand trial next week.

Supreme Court rules in favor of police dog in drug arrest case

The United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of police officers seeking broader use of drug sniffing dogs in establishing proper probable cause for a lawful search. The decision overturned the state supreme court, which ruled that the search was not lawful and provided law enforcement officers with a checklist to justify a search involving a drug dog.

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