On Thursday, October 15, police in Dixon IL conducted a search at a home in Dixon after a search warrant was executed. In searching the home, officers discovered more than 70 tabs of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), over 450 grams of cannabis, three grams of cannabis oil, over one gram of molly (MDMA), and cocaine in an amount of less than one gram.
Two individuals were arrested following the search, including 21-year-old Kasandra P. Newton and 22-year-old Trevor C. Crawford. Both live at 210 North Dixon Avenue, according to a news report at KWQC.com. A tip from a confidential informant led police to conduct a search of the home. Police also found more than $800 in cash at the residence.
The couple faces numerous charges including unlawful possession of cannabis (marijuana) with intent to deliver, unlawful possession of cannabis, unlawful possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), unlawful possession of a controlled substance (MDMA), Unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver (LSD). Additional charges were pending, according to police. Three of the charges Newton and Crawford face are class 4 felonies; possession of LSD with intent to deliver is a class X felony, the most serious charge an individual may face in Illinois. LSD in objects/segregated parts of between 15 and 200 may result in criminal penalties including between six and 30 years in prison.
In every state including Michigan, the penalties for possession with intent to deliver crimes (essentially offenses in which illegal drugs/controlled substances are sold or distributed) are life-changing for those convicted. Certain drugs such as LSD, marijuana, and ecstasy are Schedule I drugs, which means these drugs are highly addictive and abused, and serve no medical purpose. In Michigan, a possession with intent to deliver charge involving LSD may result in between 20 years to life in prison, along with fines of up to $1 million.
The punishment a person may face when charged with a drug offense often depend on various factors such as the individual’s criminal history (past drug convictions), type and amount of substance involved, where the alleged crime occurred, whether children were present, and more. If you have been charged with a drug offense or are under investigation, it is important to contact a highly qualified Michigan drug crimes attorney immediately so that your legal rights will be protected, and work can begin to protect your freedom and future.