Anonymous tip leads to arrest of 4 men on heroin charges

A search of two locations by the Vermilion County Metropolitan Enforcement Group in Georgetown, Illinois, uncovered an allegedly major heroin supply ring. After months of investigation, a tip from an anonymous source informed law enforcement of an impending heroin delivery from Chicago. Search warrants were then authorized for the two properties.

One property was the residence of a 28-year-old man, and the other was a house believed to be used as a place to stash drugs. A sergeant from the county's enforcement group said the raids resulted in the arrests of four men. The 28-year-old was described as one of the county's largest heroin dealers.

Authorities charged him with calculated criminal drug conspiracy and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver along with street gang drug conspiracy. His bond was set at $1 million. The other three men, all in their 20s, received similar drug charges, but their bonds were for lower amounts.

Prison sentences are possible in situations like this. A person facing drug trafficking charges might benefit from the representation of a lawyer. Support from a lawyer could help the person navigate the court system and reduce the severity of consequences. A lawyer might be able to assess the evidence against a person to see if it meets the standards necessary for conviction. This information could help a person decide if he or she should plead guilty or not. A plea bargain for a reduced charge and lighter sentence might also be a viable option is some situations, and a lawyer might be able to negotiate an appropriate deal with a prosecutor.

Source: Commercial-News.com, "Drug bust nets large heroin supplier," Brian L. Huchel, March 9, 2015

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