Drug Conspiracy

Vicente Zambada Niebla, aka "El Vicentillo", one of the leaders of the Sinaloa drug cartel, led by fugitive Joaquin Loera, aka "El Chapo", is taken under custody to be presented to the press at the attorney general's office in Mexico City March 19, 2009. Zambada Niebla was arrested by army and police personnel. (Photo credit: LUIS ACOSTA/AFP/Getty Images)

Top Mexican Drug Cartel Member Cooperating With Feds

Jesus Vicente Zambada-Niebla’s secret plea deal was unsealed by U.S. District Judge Ruben Castillo and presents a major breakthrough in the government’s battle against the world’s most powerful cartel

04/10/2014

Terrance O'Brien (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff)

Schaumburg Cop Pleads Guilty In Drug Case, Gets 24 Years

One of three Schaumburg police detectives accused of withholding and reselling illegal drugs they seized from dealers pleaded guilty Friday and was sentenced to 24 years in prison.

03/21/2014

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Gang’s Reputed ‘King’ Among Dozens Charged In Drug Conspiracy

The leader of a West Side gang and 32 others were charged Wednesday with participating in a narcotics enterprise responsible for a 2011 murder and other acts of violence,

10/09/2013

John Cichy (Credit: DuPage County Jail)

Former Schaumburg Officer Takes To YouTube To Say He Found Salvation

A former Schaumburg police officer, who is facing numerous felony charges for allegedly shaking down drug dealers, has posted an online video saying he’s found God.

04/12/2013

Former Schaumburg officer Matthew Hudak bonds out Monday. (CBS)

First Of Three Ex-Schaumburg Cops Posts Bail On Drug Charges

One of three former Schaumburg police officers accused of stealing from drug dealers is getting out of jail today.

CBS Chicago–02/04/2013

Terrance O'Brien, Matthew Hudak, John Cichy. (Credit; DuPage County Sheriff)

Schaumburg Cops Resign Amid Charges Of Stealing From Drug Dealers

Three Schaumburg police officers charged with operating a drug ring using marijuana and cocaine seized from dealers have resigned from the police department.

01/30/2013

Sam Hurd. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Former Bear Sam Hurd’s Co-Defendant Pleads Guilty In Drug Case

A Texas man accused of working with former Chicago Bear Sam Hurd to arrange large purchases of drugs is now facing prison time.

CBS Chicago–08/25/2012

Sam Hurd. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hurd’s Cousin Arrested In Alleged Drug Conspiracy

Sam Hurd’s drug conspiracy trial has been delayed until August. The 26-year-old is a former Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys player. Hurd has pleaded not guilty.

06/09/2012

Sam Hurd. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Former Bears, Cowboys Receiver Hurd Indicted

Former NFL wide receiver Sam Hurd was indicted Wednesday on federal drug conspiracy and possession charges after he and another man were accused of trying to establish a drug-dealing network.

01/04/2012

Ald. Ed Burke at the Chicago City Council meeting on July 6, 2011. (Rich Hein/ Sun-Times)

Drug Dealer Assumed He Was Bribing Burke

An admitted drug trafficker assumed the $15,000 he allegedly paid two attorneys more than a decade ago was used in part to pay bribes to Ald. Ed Burke (14th) and others to get the zoning on his Southwest Side property changed to build apartments, according to a motion by federal prosecutors.

12/17/2011