An 18-year-old man from Illinois has been detained on suspicion of manufacturing and delivering drugs. Law enforcement officers from the Buffalo Grove Police Department took the man into custody in February at the man’s home.
Police say they began investigating the man after receiving anonymous tips, complaints and several calls about the residence. Police began surveillance on the home and presented the evidence to a Lake County judge. The judge then issued a search warrant for the home. Upon searching the home, police reportedly recovered narcotics, drug manufacturing paraphernalia and a small amount of money.
The man was detained and charged with several felony drug charges. These charges include having a fake driver’s license from the state of Illinois, delivering and manufacturing cannabis and having drug manufacturing paraphernalia. The man was taken to bond court, and his bond was set at $20,000. At least 10% of the bond must be paid for him to be released.
Those detained for drug crimes have certain rights guaranteed to them in the United States Constitution. Among these rights are protections against search and seizure. Police must have the proper warrants in place before searching a property and seizing evidence. If these warrants were not issued properly, the seized evidence would not be admissible. In a case like this, the majority of the evidence could be drugs and drug manufacturing paraphernalia. If any areas not listed on the search warrant obtained by police were searched, the evidence found may not be admissible in court. The prosecution may not have enough proof to continue with their case, and the charges against the defendant might be reduced or dismissed. A criminal defense lawyer may be able to look over the search warrant and make sure it was legal before advising their client on what to do next.