Possession of a Controlled Substance & Unauthorized Possession of Prescription
26th & California, Chicago
Chicago Police Officers pulled Mr. J over because he was not wearing his seat belt. Instead of giving him a ticket, the officers searched Mr. J’s car and found a cough syrup bottle containing liquid codeine. At a motion to suppress evidence we proved to the judge that the officer did not have probable cause to grab the cough syrup bottle. Grabbing the bottle amounted to an illegal search. The judge ruled that the evidence inside the bottle was not allowed at trial. The state had to dismiss the case.
Tags: 26th Street, Cook County Criminal Courthouse, Drugs, Motion to Suppress Evidence, no probable cause, unconstitutional