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Since the legalization of medical marijuana in some states, cannabis is being sold in numerous forms including candy, brownies and cookies. These forms are generally for people who don’t like to smoke marijuana but still want to receive relief from pain, nausea, insomnia. But now these products are hitting the streets in Illinois.
As part of a bigger police investigation, Brandon J. Biggs of the 200 block of Kimbell Avenue, was suspected of selling pot candy to local customers in Elmhurst. When the police executed a search of his house, they found 1052 grams of candy which was laced with cannabis, 730 grams of cannabis, and various drug paraphernalia. Altogether, there was a total of almost 4 pounds of illegal drugs.
He was arrested on Friday for charges of possession of cannabis with the intent to deliver. Drug charges of felony drug possession of between 500 to 2000 grams of cannabis can result in a maximum fine of $25,000 and/or 2 to 5 years in the penitentiary. But due to the fact that Biggs was charged with felony possession with intent to distribute, the sentences are much larger, with fines up to $100,000 and 3 to 7 years in the penitentiary.
Drug charges can result in even bigger sentences depending on the amount of drugs recovered and the number of convictions on a persons record. That is one of the reasons that aggressively challenging the charges against you. If you have been charged with possession or possession with the intent to distribute, it is important to receive guidance from a legal professional. Contact a skilled criminal defense attorney in Will County who can fight for you.
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