The experience of being arrested and thrown into the back of a police vehicle is incredibly embarrassing and often traumatic. However, being hit with drug charges can be absolutely devastating for an individual. These types of charges can stay on permanent records and prevent a person from gaining future employment. The state of Illinois is notoriously tough on those who are convicted of drug charges, with offenders often facing years prison time. Even if a conviction never happens, these types of charges can turn a person's life upside down.
Two men in Hennepin were recently arrested and hit with drug charges. According to official reports, police officers searched the homes of both men after an investigation. During the search, officers claim to have located drugs and drug paraphernalia, including items used to package and deliver drugs.
After a search of one man's home, reports said officers found an undisclosed amount of heroin, hypodermic needles and drug packaging. Reportedly, a search of the other man's home resulted in officers finding cannabis, heroin, hypodermic needles and drug paraphernalia. Police said they arrested both men on various drug-related charges.
A home search can be disturbing and leave an individual feeling like his or her privacy has been violated. However, those who find themselves in this situation have options available that could help. Any person facing drug charges has the right to seek legal representation. By obtaining the services of an experienced and knowledgeable defense counsel, individuals can obtain guidance during this confusing time and ensure that personal rights will be protected throughout this process.