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Drug charges expected against 3 arrested in Illinois

A recent Tuesday didn't go so well for three people who were arrested in Illinois. Police took them into custody on suspicion of drug-related crimes. Drug charges are expected to be formally filed in the near future.

Authorities supposedly served a search warrant on one of the men involved. They say they found various materials commonly associated with production of methamphetamine. That man and two others were arrested on the spot and taken to a county jail where they are being held while awaiting official charges.

Local and state authorities are typically tenacious in their pursuit of convictions against those suspected of drug crimes in this state. Penalties for convictions can be quite severe, including extensive prison terms and substantial fines. Anyone facing such charges has a lot at stake. Even after a sentence is served when a person is convicted of a serious drug offense, he or she may continue to face difficult challenges, such as when seeking new employment or trying to get one's life back on track after a release from prison has been granted.

Not everyone facing drug charges in Illinois will go to jail. There is often much an experienced criminal defense attorney can do to help a defendant avoid conviction. Consultation with a defense lawyer can be requested even before any formal charges have been filed. The sooner such guidance is retained, the more opportunity one has to begin building a strong defense in the hope of obtaining as positive an outcome as possible.

Source: thesouthern.com, "3 arrested in Sesser drug bust", Dec. 16, 2016

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