Woman in Illinois faces drug crime charge for alleged theft

Three people have been charged in connection with an alleged theft of prescription medication from a police station, according to local news. The third individual charged by Illinois police has turned herself in and now faces drug crime charges and other charges associated with the alleged theft. She is currently free on a $350 cash bond.

According to police reports, the 28-year-old woman is a part-time dispatcher for the police department who had resigned from her position prior to the charges being filed. She was one of three individuals, including a police sergeant, who were charged in July for allegedly removing controlled substances from a storage area in the department. The woman in question was accused of taking hydrocodone, an opiate derivative with a high street value.

The woman turned herself in on Aug. 8 after a warrant was issued for her arrest in connection with this alleged theft. She now faces charges, including unlawful possession of a controlled substance and theft of property under $500. It is unknown if she has retained counsel at this time, and so far no court date has been announced for her or the other two individuals accused of taking part in this alleged crime.

Illinois prosecution will have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the woman did indeed remove controlled substances from the police department in order for a conviction in this drug crime case to be obtained. However, it may be difficult to prove her involvement if concrete evidence such as video surveillance is unavailable, particularly considering the alleged involvement of two other people, one of whom was presumably her superior in her former job. The defense team. alongside the accused woman, will carefully scrutinize any evidence brought forth by the prosecution to determine appropriate challenges to its admissibility before the court.

Source: myjournalcourier.com, "Woman charged in police station drug theft turns self in", David C.L. Bauer, Aug. 11, 2014

Source: myjournalcourier.com, "Woman charged in police station drug theft turns self in", David C.L. Bauer, Aug. 11, 2014

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