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Recent Posts in Drug Trafficking Category

All Eyes on Mexico While Smugglers Flock to the Northern Border

Rhetoric and politics have held America's attention firmly to the south. Our shared border with Mexico, while closely guarded, is an all-too-common avenue for illicit activity. The trafficking of ...
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Traffic Stop in Chicago Turns into an Arrest for Cocaine Trafficking

On Friday, January 10, a man was arrested in Chicago for allegedly trafficking cocaine, after he was pulled over by an officer for driving while talking on his cellphone. The amount of narcotics ...
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What Are the Penalties for Drug Distribution in Chicago?

Drug distribution charges can cover the sale, delivery, manufacture, trafficking, and even possession with intent to sell of a controlled substance. Excepting in some cannabis -related charges, this ...
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Cartel Leader Scheduled to Appear in Court

According to NBC Chicago, two alleged leaders of Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel are schedule to appear in a Chicago court sometime in the near future. At Tuesday’s status hearing, a federal ...
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Authorities Find 8 Tons of Marijuana in Chicago

The Chicago Tribune is calling it the largest pot seizure in the city; local and federal authorities located and confiscated a grand total of eight pounds of marijuana in a recent seizure in Chicago. ...
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Chicago Police Arrest Driver Transporting $11 Milliom Worth of Marijuana

The Chicago Police Department announced earlier this year that it was taking a tough stance on drug crimes committed in the city. Since that announcement, a commission was established and it is ...
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Police Arrest 45 Individuals and Obtain $1.5 Million Worth of Narcotics

In order to tackle gang activity in Chicago, Illinois, area police have been working overtime conducting covert operations. Two street gangs were targeted last week, leading to the arrest of 45 people ...
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Officers Seize 1,000 pounds of Marijuana

Officers received a tip Tuesday that suspicious packages were delivered to a freight yard in Wheeling, and after drug dogs indicated there was marijuana inside, officers obtained a search warrant and ...
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Police Infiltrate Drug Ring after Lengthy Investigation

After a year of tracking a reported drug ring, Chicago police and federal agents were able to infiltrate to arrest 38 people. The drug ring, based out of Chicago, was run by dozens of individuals, ...
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Customs Officers Seize Nearly 150 lbs of Marijuana

On Thursday, March 3rd, U.S. Customs and Border protection seized nearly 150 pounds of marijuana as well as arresting one man from Chicago in connection with the seizure. Customs officials on the ...
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Federal Investigators Bust Major Heroin Drug Ring

Nine men and women have been arrested on suspicion of operating a major drug distribution ring in both Harvey and Robbins, two suburbs on Chicago's south side. Three people who are believed to be ...
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22,000 Pounds of Marijuana Seized by Federal Goverment

More than 20,000 pounds of marijuana were seized in a raid on a Chicago warehouse in early December, making it the largest marijuana bust in the city's history. The drugs came from Mexico, shipped ...
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3 Suspects Charged with Federal Drug Offenses Extradicted from Mexico

Oscar Jacobo Rivera-Peralta, Alfredo Molina-Garcia and Ricardo Valdez-Torres have all been extradited from Mexico on federal drug trafficking charges. The three men, ages 38, 45 and 56 respectively, ...
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Drug Use Common Among Those in the Medical Profession

When many people think about drug addicts, they think about people who are struggling to keep up with everyday life, who are homeless, who commit other crimes in order to fulfill their addiction. What ...
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Former Narcotics Officer Accused of Trafficking Drugs

54 year old Glenn Lewellen is a former narcotics officer who has recently been arrested for drug trafficking. When he worked for the police, he was known as an effective narcotics officer who had good ...
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