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3 men's drug charges involve LSD, cocaine, heroin

A man in Illinois was recently accused of committing crimes involving multiple drugs. His drug charges came after he was allegedly found to have sold LSD, cocaine and marijuana on a minimum of three occasions. Meanwhile, in a separate incident involving a drug bust, two other men were charged with committing crimes involving heroin and/or cocaine.

The 20-year-old man involved in the first case was arrested on a Monday at a little after 4 p.m. and was held on a bond of $2 million. He was taken into custody on three county warrants that charged him with illegally delivering a drug. His arrest came following what police called a long investigation into the use and sales of cannabis, LSD and cocaine in the area of the Illinois Valley. The special investigations unit of a city police department and TRI-DENT agents completed the arrest.

DUI conviction carries several severe consequences

Being arrested and taken into custody for drunk driving can understandably be scary. After all, a DUI arrest and subsequent conviction can have a negative impact on one's reputation and future. However, those facing drunk driving charges in Illinois have the right to defend themselves in court.

The possible consequences of a DUI conviction include fines as well as the suspension of a driver's license. Another potential consequence is jail time. In cases that involve a felony DUI or a repeat drunk driving offense, consequences can span from probation to time in prison.

DUI fatalities have decreased over past 2 decades

The state of Illinois implemented a 0.08 legislation for driving under the influence two decades ago. Since that time, the number of deaths related to DUI have dropped by nearly 43 percent. Now, all states are enforcing a 0.08 legal limit.

When the 0.08 law took effect back in 1997 in Illinois, the state was the 15th state to start implementing it. The year before this law took effect, a total of 534 people had passed away in DUI-related crashes that involved one driver or multiple drivers whose blood-alcohol levels were above 0.08. In 2015, over 300 people lost their lives in Illinois crashes involving alcohol impairment.

Those facing drug charges may choose plea deals

A man in Illinois was accused of committing a drug crime back in June. Rather than going to trial, he recently decided to plead guilty to the crime of unlawfully possessing between 30 and 100 grams of the drug cannabis. However, anyone in Illinois who faces drug charges has the right to defend himself or herself vigorously at trial.

The man was arrested after police stopped him on the road. At the time of the traffic stop, he was riding in a car. Police said they discovered on the passenger side's floorboard a small bag that contained 63 grams of cannabis.

Man charged with DUI for third time in Illinois

A man in Illinois may end up being placed behind bars after being taken into custody for drunk driving. The threat of prison looms over him since his recent arrest is his third one for DUI. The man facing charges is 23 years old.

According to authorities, the man drove his car while intoxicated back in January. At first, he was charged with a misdemeanor DUI. However, his charge was upgraded since he had two prior arrests for drunk driving.

Man faces burglary and drug charges in Illinois

A man in Illinois has been taken into custody after being accused of committing a drug crime as well as a burglary. The incident leading to the burglary and drug charges occurred on a recent Friday night. Police reported that they were sent to a house after being told that a home burglary was taking place.

Police said when they arrived at the house, a man was walking around the home in the backyard. When a police officer commanded the man to stop, the man reportedly ran and ended up in another home's backyard. Police took the 39-year-old man into custody and conducted a search, during which they reportedly discovered two TV remotes and a prying tool. They later determined that he had allegedly been involved in the home burglary.

Man in Illinois faces 6th DUI charge

A man in Illinois was recently accused of drinking and driving. However, this was not his first DUI arrest. The man's driver's license was revoked at the time of his recent arrest, as he had already racked up five previous drunk driving convictions in the county where the recent arrest took place.

The man's most recent arrest is now his sixth one involving DUI in about 13 years. As a result of this arrest, he may end up spending time behind prison bars. He is current charged with three felonies.

2 men face drug charges in Illinois

Two men in Illinois are currently facing charges for allegedly bringing large quantities of drugs into the state. The drugs were reportedly run through a couple of counties. In both of their cases involving drug charges, their bail has been set at $2 million.

The two men facing drug charges are 34 and 28 years old respectively. They each were indicted on several counts, with one of them being the Class X felony of illegal calculated drug conspiracy. A county state attorney and the Illinois Attorney General are working together to prosecute the cases.

Man convicted of DUI faces 48 months of probation

A man in Illinois was recently sentenced to probation in connection with a fatal drunk driving accident. The sentence was handed down on a recent Tuesday. The man faces probation lasting 48 months for his DUI charge.

The accident that led to his conviction for DUI happened when the man and his girlfriend were driving early in the morning on New Year's Day in 2016. Officials reported that the man was in the driver's seat and was looking at his cellphone while operating the car. When he returned his eyes to the road, he apparently thought he saw headlights coming toward their car and thus swerved.

Man facing DUI charge following crash

A crash that led to a man's injury in Illinois also ended up leading to his arrest for drunk driving. The alleged DUI crash took place early in the morning on a recent Tuesday. The man facing criminal charges is 27 years old.

The crash occurred at around 1:30 a.m. According to police, he was driving a truck east along County Road 2100 North when the vehicle struck a culvert. At that point, the truck slid sideways, with part of it on the road and the other part in the ditch. The motor vehicle then flipped several times before landing upright in the ditch.

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