Warrick County – Last night at approximately 10:30, Indiana State Police Trooper Otolski was patrolling in the area of Epworth Road and Lincoln Avenue when he stopped the driver of a 1997 Ford Escort for... Read More.
The Illinois Supreme court could decide if police officers can use the smell of marijuana as probable cause to search a vehicle during a traffic stop. The state’s high court heard arguments in a case from Decatur. In that case, police pulled over a man... Read More.
The Illinois State Police are trying to clear-up a rumor about the state's newly legal marijuana. Troopers say you will not have to give-up your FOID card if you buy marijuana from a dispensary. That rumor took-off last weekend, with even a few state... Read More.
Law enforcement officials statewide are preparing to tackle marijuana enforcement once the substance becomes legal for recreational use by adults. Officials say the 600-page state law is complicated and there are many ways that people could violate it, sometimes without realizing it. Police are... Read More.
The Enfield Village Board met Tuesday night. Dana Smith was sworn in as a new board member, replacing Jeannie Palmiter, who had to step down due to not living within city limits. The Prevailing Wage Ordinance and Tax Levy were both approved. After much discussion, it... Read More.
Illinois has awarded its first licenses to businesses that will be allowed to sell recreational marijuana when it becomes legal in the state next year. Regulators have announced five medical marijuana dispensaries where residents will be able to buy small amounts of pot beginning... Read More.
Recreational Marijuana Bill Advances The Illinois Senate approved legalized recreational marijuana use late on Wednesday, May 29. The Democratic-led chamber approved the legislation 38 to 17. Gov. J.B. Pritzker applauded the vote. “Illinois is poised to become the first state in the nation that put equity and criminal... Read More.
The White County Sheriff’s Department, Southern Illinois Drug Task Force, Enfield Police Department, and Carmi K-9 unit conducted a search of a Springerton home Tuesday night that uncovered a marijuana growing operation. White County States Attorney Denton Aud prepared the warrant for 307 Brown Street... Read More.
President Donald Trump’s administration needs to plainly say if it intends to crack down on the medical marijuana industry in Illinois, State Treasurer Michael Frerichs said today. The administration’s comment of “greater enforcement” of laws that could close banks that have a relationship with the... Read More.