On May 16, Illinois authorities arrested three people for allegedly participating in a drug deal. The incident took place in Aurora at approximately 5:15 p.m.
According to police, officers were dispatched to the intersection of Arbor Drive and Savanah Drive in response to a report of suspicious activity. Upon their arrival, they found an unoccupied Hyundai Accent with its windows down and doors unlocked. Purses and cellphones could be seen inside. Moments later, a Chevy Monte Carlo pulled up, and the officers attempted to pull it over, but the car continued driving until it reached a residence on the 2900 block of Savannah Drive. It then stopped, and the driver and a passenger reportedly jumped out and attempted to flee on foot. Two female passengers remained inside the vehicle.
A search of the car and its occupants allegedly uncovered 160 grams of marijuana, cocaine, Xanax pills and a handgun. Officers also discovered that the driver of the vehicle, a 21-year-old male, had been driving on a suspended license. The driver and two of the passengers, a 21-year-old male and a 21-year-old female, were placed under arrest. They have been charged with multiple crimes, including unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of cannabis and unlawful use of a weapon. The remaining passenger, a 19-year-old female, was not charged.
Defendants don't have to face drug charges on their own. A criminal defense attorney may investigate the case and look for details that could be used in the defendant's favor. For example, if police executed an illegal search and seizure, the charges might be dropped. In other circumstances, an attorney may work to get the charges reduced.