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New Illinois Drug Law and Increased Penalties for Drug Crimes

The State of Illinois added the synthetic, hallucinogenic drugs known as 25-I, 25-C and 25-B to the list of controlled substances that are illegal to manufacture, deliver or possess with the intent to distribute.  Governor Quinn’s office says these drugs have been available online and linked to both serious and fatal reacations.  Quinn also signed a bill that makes it illegal for anyone under 18 to buy or possess products containing the herbal stimulant Kratom.

In addition, the penalty for manufacturing methampethamine within 1000 feet of any school property will now be a Class X felony, punishable by a minimum of six years in prison.  This crime was previously a Class 1 felony.

As reported by the Associated Press and reprinted by the Daily Herald, Gov. Pat Quinn signed these three drug-related pieces of legislation on Saturday, August 16, 2014, and the new laws take effect January 1, 2015.

If you have been charged with an Illinois drug crime, call DuPage County criminal defense lawyer Marilyn A. Miller at 630-424-8816.