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Will drug charges be filed re police raid at Illinois home?

Imagine being at home when suddenly a loud pounding on the door announces the presence of law enforcement officers wanting to come inside. This is what happened on a recent Monday night in an Illinois neighborhood when police showed up,  saying they had a warrant to search the premises. The situation resulted in two arrests and may lead to formal drug charges.

A 24-year-old man and a 17-year-old wound up being arrested after police made their way through the home. Officers say they took possession of several types of guns, marijuana and cocaine. They also claim that plastic bags, scales, cell phones and a safe that were in the home are suspected as evidence suggesting illegal drug activity.

It was approximately 8 p.m. when Joliet police entered the home. The minor they took into custody was placed in a juvenile detention center. The juvenile justice system operates under a different set of rules and regulations from the adult criminal court. The other man, who apparently lived in the house that was raided, was booked into a county jail.

Situations like this Illinois incident often lead to serious drug charges. No two cases are exactly alike, however; therefore, it is not possible to presume a particular outcome. What is common to all drug-related arrests is that any person charged has the right to present as strong a defense as possible to try to avoid conviction. This is often more easily accomplished by allowing a skilled criminal defense attorney to act on one's behalf.

Source: Joliet, Il. Patch, "Coke, Pot & 3 Guns Seized in Drug Raid, 2 Arrested: Cops", Joseph Hosey, Feb. 7, 2017

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