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Chicago Police Arrest 12 in Satan Disciple Gang Investigation

May 5th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

According to a recent Chicago Tribune article, law enforcement officials have charged 12 people with various firearm and drug charges following a three-year investigation in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side. The joint investigation by the FBI and Chicago Police, called “Operation Devil’s Playground,” was focused on drug and gun trafficking in the Satan Disciple gang. The drugs involved reportedly were cocaine and methamphetamine. During the arrests, police recovered 11 guns and over $15,000 in cash.

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Federal authorities named five of the 12 people arrested in federal criminal complaints, as well as a sixth man who is still at large. Two of the defendants face prison sentences ranging from 10 years to life, two more face 10-year sentences, and another defendant faces a 20-year sentence. The other people arrested were charged with state criminal law violations.

While this story is an extreme example of the criminal charges that can result from drug usage, many Chicagoans suffer from drug dependency that eventually gets them into trouble with the law. With the current “war on drugs” in full force, you must take any drug charges seriously from the minute you are charged. The penalties for a drug conviction are severe, and can negatively affect your family, your job, your freedom, and your future.

Should you or a loved one be charged with a drug crime, you should immediately contact a top Chicago, Illinois drug crime defense attorney for assistance. Do not risk a criminal conviction that may follow you for the rest of your life; enlist the help of an experienced drug charge defense lawyer who may be able to successfully defend you against these serious criminal charges.

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Written by Staff Writer

May 5th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

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