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The city of Chicago, Illinois is known as a drug hub, a city where drugs are transported and distributed to Midwest states. The drug trade in Chicago is controlled by street gangs, and this includes marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and other illegal drugs. Law enforcement has stepped up cocaine detection seizures, so this drug is becoming harder to get and the street price has increased. Methamphetamine is also very popular, and this drug may be produced in the state or transported in from other areas. Crack cocaine has become a serious issue for larger cities and urban areas. Heroin use in Illinois is increasing substantially, and prescription drug abuse is widely practiced by Illinois residents.
In Illinois possession of marijuana is a misdemeanor if the amount is 30 grams or less. Possessing 2,5 grams or less of this drug can result in 30 days in jail and a $1,500 fine, and if the amount is between 2.5 grams and 10 grams the penalties can be up to 6 months in jail and a $1,500 fine. Between 10 grams and 30 grams of marijuana can mean up to 1 year in jail and a $2,500 fine. Possessing more than 30 grams of marijuana is a felony, and penalties can range from 1-15 years in prison and fines up to $25,000 depending on the number of the offense.
In addition to the standard fines and possible incarceration marijuana charges in Illinois can involve additional penalties as well. Upon the discretion of the court the full street value of the marijuana possession, sale, or cultivation can be added to the fines levied by the court. Many marijuana offenses end up with a deferred judgment, where probation is given and as long as the probationer completes the sentence then the court orders the offense expunged from the record.