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Naperville Police Arrest 10 On Drug Charges

 Posted on April 22, 2012 in Drug Charges

According to the CBS Chicago, on April 11, 2012, over thirty police officers swarmed several apartment complexes in the Naperville, Illinois area and arrested ten individuals for narcotic-related charges. The apartment buildings are in the Jefferson Avenue, Testa Drive, and Encina Drive area.

Apparently, the Naperville police were responding to a dramatic increase in telephone calls to the department alleging safety concerns. Sergeant Gregory Bell has stated the telephones pertained to suspected drug activity to trespassing. As a result of these calls, the police initiated Operation Clean Sweep to put a stop the so-called disturbances.

The Operation began when the police bombarded the area, with nineteen police vehicles, at approximately 1:00 pm. The police continued the Operation for nearly ten hours, and left the area at about 11:00 pm.

The police stopped more than twenty vehicles, freely handing out warnings, tickets, and even arresting a few residents. Further, the police conducted a search warrant at an apartment occupied Tyrone Townsend, on Testa Drive where they uncovered a sophisticated pot-growing operation with 46 marijuana plants. Mr. Townsend was charged for producing or possessing more than 20 but not more than 50 marijuana plants, possession of more than 30 but not more than 500 grams of marijuana, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and endangering the health or life of a child because 3 children with special needs were inside the apartment during the raid.

Mr. Townsend was just one of 20 individuals arrested during the Operation. Another individual was arrested for driving without a license and another man was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.

These types of Operations in the Chicagoland are not uncommon and may happen without any warning. If you are driving through a neighborhood during an Operation such as this, it is possible that a cop will find something to cite or charge you with. If you’re facing drug charges in the Chicago area, it’s highly recommended that you hire an experienced Naperville drug crime defense lawyer to represent you in your criminal case.

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