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Illinois neighborhood scene of several recent drug crime arrests

When police produce bags of white power and accuse an Illinois resident of criminal wrongdoing, much more has to happen before the person charged can be convicted. In fact, a person charged with a drug crime may successfully avoid such an outcome. It often takes time to build a strong defense, however, and it's typically best to act alongside experienced guidance as the case heads to court.

One man was arrested after police acted on an alleged tip they'd received. They were apparently told the man in question possessed a large amount of heroin. As a result, they started watching him closely. At some point, they entered his residence, and say they seized approximately 7 pounds of heroin, which they estimated to have a street value of nearly $700,000.

He was charged with heroin possession and delivery of a controlled substance. Even when police produce containers of white powder they claim is heroin, chemical testing is required to prove the substance is an illegal drug. This man was being held in jail on a $2 million bond.

Meanwhile, another man in the same town was also charged with a drug crime during a recent traffic stop. Reports weren't clear as to whether police searched the man's vehicle, his person or both before making their arrest. Either way, the search and seizure process is often cited in challenges Illinois criminal defense attorneys present in court as they attempt to preserve their clients' freedom and help them avoid conviction. Anyone currently navigating the system regarding an alleged drug crime may address such issues with an experienced legal advocate.

Source: Chicago Tribune, "Several pounds of heroin worth $700K seized during suburban drug bust: police", Amanda Marrazzo, May 5, 2017

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