Woman faces drug crime charges after Illinois 9-1-1 call

An Illinois woman is in trouble with the law after placing a 9-1-1 call. However, the trouble didn't come from the actual call, but what happened afterwards. The woman contacted emergency services to make a report about her boyfriend throwing the food in the home out. When authorities responded to the call, they found the woman's claim to be untrue. She is now facing criminal charges, including a drug crime allegation.

Initially, she only faced charges of disorderly conduct for allegedly misusing the 9-1-1- system. However, when she was transported to jail, officers allegedly found Alprazolam inside one of the woman's socks during the booking procedures. Once drugs were said to be located, she was charged with a felony, specifically unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

She was being held at the Madison County Jail with her bond listed at $15,000. A conviction on such a drug crime can lead to a stiff jail sentence. It is unknown how much of the drug the woman allegedly possessed, although authorities referred to several tablets and charged her with a felony.

The woman will fortunately have the opportunity to address the charges against her in an Illinois court. A felony conviction could detrimentally affect her, potentially hindering her ability to gain employment or even a place to live. It could be in her best interests to ensure she is aware of her legal rights for an alleged drug crime like this. Doing so can help her as she seeks to assert her innocence and fight for dismissal of the charges.

Source: The Edwardsville Intelligencer, "Local woman faces drug charge," Bill Tucker, July 23, 2012

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