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Major drug charges filed after altercation in Illinois

An Illinois deputy wound up injured after an incident that authorities say occurred while an arrest warrant was being served. Two people, ages 42 and 52, were arrested in connection with the incident. Both now face charges of battery against a peace officer, as well as drug charges.

The situation first unfolded when the deputy involved saw a woman who was wanted on drug charges standing in her yard. He took her into custody, at which time she asked to speak with another man at her residence in order to get money for a bond. The deputy escorted the woman to the doorway and claims that a strong cannabis aroma was wafting from the house.

A fight between the man and the deputy reportedly ensued when the officer tried to detain the man to further investigate the situation. Officers on their way to the scene said they heard the deputy asking them to hurry over their radios. Ultimately, police arrived and seized what they said appeared to be at least 200 cannabis plants, methamphetamine and other types of controlled substances.

Facing serious drug charges in Illinois is obviously no small matter. If convicted, a person may spend many months, even years, behind bars. Even if a defendant is able to avoid jail time, substantial fines, probation and other penalties may be imposed. For this and many other reasons, it's often best to request immediate assistance from an experienced criminal defense attorney who has successfully represented others in similar cases involving accusations of drug-related incidents.

Source: thejournal-news.net, "Two Charged In Drug Bust And Fight With Deputy", March 10, 2017

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