Two women who were taken into custody on drug charges on Jan. 22 are scheduled to appear in an Illinois courtroom on Feb. 28. According to news sources, the charges stem from a street drug incident in Hometown that was intercepted by local police. When the incident occurred, reports indicate that one of the women was free on bail following an earlier incident involving the delivery of crack cocaine.
The situation began to unfold when officers approached a 37-year-old woman and requested a search after she was observed walking with a known parolee in the 8600 block of South Kenton Avenue. The woman reportedly admitted that she was en route to purchase additional heroin from a 30-year-old Chicago woman after police discovered a gram of the substance in her pocket at the scene. After consenting to a search, the second woman was allegedly found to have hidden an undisclosed amount of heroin in her crotch. This search was conducted at the Hometown Police Station due to inclement weather.
The 30-year-old woman is now facing charges of possession of a controlled substance and delivery in connection with this case. The older woman is charged with possession of a controlled substance. Both women were later released, and the older woman was ordered to submit to random drug testing.
A conviction on possession or distribution could lead to incarceration in some cases. People who find themselves facing drug charges under similar circumstances may find it beneficial to seek assistance from a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. In some instances, a challenge could be made to the search that led to the seizure of the drugs as being in violation of the defendant’s Fourth Amendment rights.
Source: Evergreen Park Patch, “Women Charged In Hometown Heroin Deal“, Lorraine Swanson, Jan. 27, 2018