Rockford Scanner™: Police Arrest A Man For A Stolen Gun & Drugs in Rockford




 

On Monday, June 24 two shortly before 1 AM.  The Rockford police responded to a party in the 900 block of school Street.  Upon their arrival, officers located a vehicle with a handgun inside.  Officers took the driver, 35-year-old Quantrell Starks into custody. 

During the investigation, officers recovered pills believed to be ecstasy, and a small amount of marijuana.  Officers also recovered the loaded handgun from the vehicle, which was determined to be stolen.

Starks was arrested for unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, possession of the stolen firearm, possession of a controlled substance

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Man Arrested After Stabbing Someone During An Argument, Man Robbed While Purchasing Marijuana





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In reference to this stabbing incident ~ http://rockfordscanner.com/2019/02/13/rockford-scanner-one-confirmed-stabbing-victim-in-rockford-possibly-up-to-4-stabbing-victims/






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Rockford Scanner™: Legal Marijuana One Step Closer To Reality in Illinois





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HB902 was introduced in Illinois.

Creates the Cannabis Legalization Equity Act. Provides that notwithstanding any other provision of law, except as otherwise provided in the Act, the following acts are lawful and shall not be a criminal or civil offense under State law or the law of any political subdivision of this State or be a basis for seizure or forfeiture of assets under State law for persons 21 years of age or older:

(1) possessing, consuming, using, displaying, purchasing, or transporting cannabis accessories;

(2) possessing, growing, processing, or transporting on one’s own premises no more than 24 mature cannabis plants and possession of the cannabis produced by the plants on the premises where the plants were grown;

(3) possessing outside one’s premises no more than 224 grams of cannabis; and

(4) assisting another person who is 21 years of age or older in any of the acts described in items (1) through (3). Provides that an excise tax is imposed at the rate of 10% of the sale price of the sale or transfer of cannabis from a cannabis cultivation facility to a retail cannabis store or cannabis product manufacturing facility.

Provides that at least 51% of the licenses issued by the Department of Agriculture for cannabis cultivation facilities and at least 51% of the licenses issued by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for retail cannabis stores shall be in communities disproportionately harmed by the war on drugs. Amends various other Acts to make conforming changes.

Effective immediately.

House Sponsors
Rep. Carol Ammons

http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=902&GAID=15&DocTypeID=HB&LegId=115234&SessionID=108&GA=101

Actions
Date Chamber Action
1/25/2019 House Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Carol Ammons
1/28/2019 House First Reading
1/28/2019 House Referred to Rules Committee






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Rockford Scanner™: Medical Marijuana: Enrollment in the state’s Opioid Alternative Pilot Program began Thursday





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(AP) — Illinois dispensaries have begun to process applications for medical marijuana through a state pilot program that offers patients access to the drug as an alternative to opioids.

Enrollment in the state’s Opioid Alternative Pilot Program began Thursday, The State Journal-Register reported.

The state Department of Public Health’s program will allow medical marijuana to be used in place of prescription painkillers. Patients previously had to have one of about 40 conditions, such as cancer or AIDS, to qualify for medical marijuana.

State officials hope the program will reduce opioid overdoses deaths. There were more than 2,000 opioid overdose deaths in Illinois in 2017, according to a report from the state Department of Public Health. The number of deaths has steadily increased from about 1,200 in 2014, the report said.

The expanded medical marijuana access is expected to double the number of medical marijuana users over the next year, said Dan Linn, the executive director of the Illinois chapter of the National Organization to Reform Marijuana Laws. The increased availability could help patients manage their pain more safely, he said.

“We think that this could save people’s lives, and we’re not exaggerating,” Linn said.

To qualify for the pilot program, patients must be certified by a doctor. Patients can then register for the program at a dispensary or the local health department for a $10 fee. People who qualify for the program must visit a doctor every 90 days in order to renew the certification.

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Information from: The State Journal-Register, http://www.sj-r.com






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Rockford Scanner™: Marijuana HR 420



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Rep. Earl Blumenauer filed a bill on Wednesday to remove marijuana from the federal Controlled Substances Act. In a nod to marijuana culture, it has the official designation of H.R. 420.

Read the H.R. 420 Marijuana Bill on Scribd at https://www.scribd.com/document/397141042/H-R-420-Marijuana-Bill

The new bill filed in the House on Wednesday by Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) is titled the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act. If passed, it would remove cannabis from the federal Controlled Substances Act.

“While the bill number may be a bit tongue in cheek, the issue is very serious. Our federal marijuana laws are outdated, out of touch and have negatively impacted countless lives,” Blumenauer said in a press release. “Congress cannot continue to be out of touch with a movement that a growing majority of Americans support. It’s time to end this senseless prohibition.”

This isn’t the first time that 420 has worked its way into official legislative numbering.

California’s first effort to create statewide medical cannabis regulations was through a bill numbered SB 420 in 2003.

In 2017, a Rhode Island senator filed a marijuana legalization bill given the designation of S 420.

Sources:  forbes.com and https://www.marijuanamoment.net


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Rockford Scanner™: Police Arrest A Man For Marijuana And A Gun, in South Beloit



SOUTH BELOIT, IL – On September 1, 2018 at 12:30am South Beloit Police Officers went to 821 Marvin Street to serve a warrant. Officers were allowed entry into the residence by the male and female occupants and took the wanted male into custody. While officers were present in the residence they observed a large quantity of suspected cannabis. The officers recovered almost 3,000 grams of cannabis, over $3,000 of United States Currency and a loaded handgun with its serial number obliterated. This case was reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Offices who authorized the following charges:

Arrested: Olander, Jalen M/B 19 years old, 821 Marvin Street, South Beloit

Charges: Armed Violence (Class X Felony)
Violation of the Cannabis Control Act, Possession more than 2,000 grams but not more than 5,000 grams (Class 2 Felony)
Defacing a Firearm (Class 3 Felony)
No Firearm Owners Identification
Winnebago County Failure to Appear Warrant

Olander was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail. The female occupant was not charged.

The charges against Olander are accusations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Man Arrested For Drugs After Being Stopped By Police



 

 

 

On 08/20/18 at about 12:41 a.m. Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Jonathan Diaz, age 30 of Berwyn, for two counts of Possession of Controlled Substance and Possession of Cannabis with the Intent to Deliver, all three being felony charges, after a traffic stop in the 4000 block of South IL Route 251. Diaz was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held pending an appearance before a judge. Diaz was also cited for speeding