The Narcotics Trade

Though difficult to track statistically, the illicit drug business in Lake County shows signs of growth that have enforcement agents scurrying.

Neither the Lake County state’s attorney’s office nor the Illinois State Police keep records on the number of drug cases from year to year, but figures from the Metropolitan Enforcement Group, or MEG, composed of officers from state, county and village police departments, show that agents confiscated more than $400,000 worth of cannabis and cocaine in 1990 and $17 million in 1991.

Read full article at the Chicago Tribune.