Illinois Chief Arrested on Drug Charges

An Illinois chief is facing felony drug charges following his arrest in a department vehicle.

Fire Chief Carlos Darough, 36, of the Alorton Fire Department was arrested Friday evening by the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department. He has been charged with possession of a felony quantity of marijuana with intent to deliver, and official misconduct.

About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 40 years of fire service experience and 30 as a practicing attorney licensed in both Rhode Island and Maine. His background includes 29 years as a career firefighter in Providence (retiring as a Deputy Assistant Chief), as well as volunteer and paid on call experience. He is the author of two books: Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, (2006, 2nd ed. 2011, 3rd ed. 2014) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.

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