Local authorities charged a woman from Normal, Illinois, with several felony drug crimes, including unlawful possession and delivery, according to an article by The Pantagraph.
Official reports indicate that this 36-year-old Illinois woman allegedly committed the following:
Three counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance; and
Four counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.
At this juncture, the Illinois woman remains in police custody at the McLean County Jail. While this woman awaits further legal developments, it seems wise to examine the Illinois laws against and penalties for the possession and distribution of controlled substances.
Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance
The Illinois laws against the delivery of a controlled substance appear under 720 ILCS 570/402. This section makes it largely illegal to knowingly possess any controlled substance.
From a higher-level standpoint, any person who violates Section 402 with respect to: