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Overdoses Lead to Crackdown on Heroin Trafficking in Chicago
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Overdoses Lead to Crackdown on Heroin Trafficking in Chicago

According to authorities, a deadly batch of heroin has swept through the West Side of Chicago.

 

Recently there were 23 reported overdoses in Chicago within the same 24 hour period. After 72 hours, that number had jumped to 74.

 

Police say that many of the users allege that they obtained the heroin from the same two sources. Because of this, they suspect that a single batch is responsible for all of these drug overdoses.

 

Patients were rushed … Read More

New Illinois Laws to Fight Heroin and Prescription Opioid Crimes
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New Illinois Laws to Fight Heroin and Prescription Opioid Crimes

As our state continues to battle with its growing heroin and prescription pill abuse problems, Illinois lawmakers are scrambling for solutions.

 

According to reporters from the Chicago Tribune, heroin fatalities have skyrocketed in the last four years. Last year alone, more than 633 people died from heroin overdose in Illinois. Heroin abuse has been closely linked to prescription pill addiction, with many prescription pill addicts ultimately turning to heroin when they cannot afford the high cost of painkillers.

In … Read More

Chicago Police Violate Rights in Haste to Make Drug Crime Arrests
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Chicago Police Violate Rights in Haste to Make Drug Crime Arrests

Two separate marijuana-related incidents highlight Chicago police officers’ haste to make drug crime arrests—often at the expense of civil rights.

 

The two reported incidents, four years apart, demonstrate how officers may hold suspects of drug offenses for hours in an attempt to force them to confess or incriminate others.

In both the 2010 and 2014 reports, Chicago officers from Homan Square arrested two suspects for possession of marijuana, and then proceeded to detain them for hours without record of … Read More

Important Changes to How Chicago Prosecutes Minor Drug Offenses
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Important Changes to How Chicago Prosecutes Minor Drug Offenses

 

Although Chicago jails are packed with offenders of low-level drug crimes, the drug crime rate in the city continues to trump national averages. Every month, hundreds of marijuana arrests are made in Cook County alone.

 

As Cook County State Attorney Anita Alvarez explained to reporters from the Chicago Tribune, “what we are currently doing here in Cook County in handling our low-level drug cases is simply not working”.

 

In an effort to find a more productive approach … Read More

It’s All Too Easy for Young People to Get Into Drugs
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It’s All Too Easy for Young People to Get Into Drugs

While adolescent drug use is certainly not a new phenomenon, it does seem that the trend has been picking up steam in recent years. With shows like Breaking Bad and Weeds reaching such remarkable levels of popularity, it appears as though illicit drug use is becoming more widely acceptable among the public, especially among young people.

 

However, in Chicago, drug crimes are still taken very seriously. Possession of any illicit substance by a minor will not be tolerated. If … Read More