Cannabis Eradication Efforts, January 1, 2010 - 2016 (IL State Police)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Illinois State Police of Illinois.

It is a clone of this request.



From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140/1 to 11), I hereby request the following records:

Any and all materials regarding cannabis eradication efforts at all grow sites (indoor and outdoor) within the jurisdiction of this agency. Please include all budget materials, reports, summary reports, descriptions, associated exhibits, photographs, and other relevant materials, including those regarding the Drug Enforcement Agency's Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Program and this agency. Please include all contracts, intergovernmental services agreements, memorandums of understanding, memorandums of cooperation, or equivalent materials. Please provide all available segregable data, including but not limited to, the date of the seizure, the location of the seizure, the nature of the event, the quantity of the seizure, associated arrests and charges, etc. Please provide materials from the period of January 1, 2010 through the date this request is processed. Please do not redact or withhold non-responsive materials contained within responsive materials.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Beryl C.D. Lipton



Beryl C.D. Lipton
FOIR #16-1220

On May 26, 2016, we received your request for the following: Cannabis
Eradication Efforts, January 1, 2010 - 2016.

Additional time is needed to respond to your request. In accordance with
Section 3 (e) of the Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140/3 (e)), the
response due date has been extended to June 10, 2016. The basis for this
extension is as follows:

The requested records are stored in whole or in
part at another location(s).

The request requires the collection of a
substantial number of records.

X The request is stated in categorical terms which requires
an extensive search for the records requested.

The requested records have not yet been located and additional
time is needed to complete the search.

X The requested records require examination and evaluation
to determine if the documents are exempt from disclosure and/or must be

The requested records cannot be provided within the
prescribed time frame without causing an undue burden or interfering with
the operation of the Department.

Consultation is needed with another public body in
order to respond to the request.

If the revised due date is not acceptable to you, please notify the
Illinois State Police FOIA Office as soon as possible.

Nancy G. Easum
FOIA Officer
801 South 7th Street, Suite 1000-S
Springfield, Illinois 62703



Beryl C.D. Lipton
FOIR #16-1220

Thank you for writing to the Illinois State Police with your request for
information pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, 5 ILCS
140/1 et seq.
On May 26, 2016, we received your request for the following: Cannabis
Eradication Efforts, January 1, 2010 - 2016.

The Illinois State Police Freedom of Information Officer, Nancy G. Easum,
is granting your request in part and denying your request in part. The
reasons for the redactions are as follows:

5 ILCS 140/7(1)(b) ? The report, if provided, contains redactions based on
the Freedom of Information Act?s exemption regarding ?Private Information?
as defined in the Illinois Freedom of Information Act as, ??[u]nique
identifiers, including a person's social security number, driver's license
number, employee identification number, biometric identifiers, personal
financial information, passwords or other access codes, medical records,
home or personal telephone numbers, and personal email addresses. Private
information also includes home address and personal license plates, except
as otherwise provided by law or when compiled without possibility of
attribution to any person.? All relevant private information has been

5 ILCS 140/7(1)(c) ? Documents containing personal information which would
clearly constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy, including,
but not limited to: dates of birth, home addresses, telephone numbers and
medical information have been redacted and/or have been withheld.

5 ILCS 140/7 (d)(vi)--Endanger the life or physical safety of law
enforcement personnel.

You have the right to have the denial of your request reviewed by the
Public Access Counselor (PAC) at the Office of the Attorney General (5
ILCS 140/9.5(a)). You can file your Request for Review with the PAC by
writing to:

Public Access Counselor
Office of the Attorney General
500 South 2nd Street
Springfield, Illinois 62706
Fax: (217) 782-1396

You also have the right to seek judicial review of your denial by filing a
lawsuit in the State circuit court (5 ILCS 140/11).

If you choose to file a Request for Review with the PAC, you must do so
within 60 calendar days of the date of this denial letter (5 ILCS
140/9.5(a)). Please note that you must include a copy of your original
FOIA request and this denial letter when filing a Request for Review with
the PAC.

Nancy G. Easum
Freedom of Information Officer
801 S. Seventh St., Suite 1000-S
Springfield, Illinois 62703

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Easum,

Thanks for getting this together so quickly! I really appreciate it.

Have a lovely weekend,