Five men are facing felony drug charges after police raided a Lake in the Hills home and found $4,500 worth of heroin, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.
Specifically, police found and seized 15.2 grams of heroin, 2.5 grams of marijuana, as well as syringes, scales, and grinders.
The five men are being charged with drug possession with the intent to deliver. One of the men had an existing warrant for a felony drug charge at the time of arrest.
“These guys are in serious trouble,” says Illinois Drug Defense Attorney, Brett Appelman. “They are facing Class X Felonies which can carry up to 30 years in prison. Those in this group with prior criminal records could have their sentences enhanced and be sent away for up to 60 years. Typically these types of cases can be negotiated down, with the defendants agreeing to plead Guilty to a lesser charge. If a plea deal is made in this case I would expect the charges to be lowered enough so that the defendants with no criminal history might only get 2 or 3 years in prison, and those with some history might get anywhere up to five years.”