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Man charged with drug possession can face up to 30 years in jail

Juvon Mays, 35, is facing up to 30 years of imprisonment on charges of possession with intent to deliver both heroin and cannabis. The Champaign, Illinois man will face sentencing by Judge Heidi Ladd on Wednesday, December 21.

Mays’ trial began on Monday, November 14. During a raid on the house where Mays was arrested, police investigators managed to recover one gun behind a house Mays was exiting; two guns near a garage at the same house; and a bag of heroin, which reportedly weighed 4 grams, under a car located about three houses down. No guns or drugs were found on Mays’ person.

We at the Bruno Law Offices are prepared to protect you and your legal rights in court if you employ our legal representation for your criminal defense case in Champaign or another area of Illinois. Contact us today at (217) 328-6000 to speak with a qualified member of our legal team about your situation.


Woman Sentenced to Probation in Connection to Drug Charges

A 20-year-old woman was recently sentenced to 4 years of probation after being convicted on Class 1 felony charges, which can carry sentences as high as 15 years in prison. The woman was accused of being part of a drug selling ring operating in Urbana, IL, and was one of five people arrested on February 2, 2013 outside of a concert at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Since being arrested, the young woman resumed her college coursework, secured a job at a bank, and also began volunteering with a children’s disability group.

At the time of her arrest, the woman had 44 MDMA pills on her, and others in the group were accused of attempting to sell cocaine, Ecstasy, nitrous oxide, cannabis, and LSD to college students. Other members of the drug distribution group have received prison sentences up to 12 years. One final individual was arrested in connection with this group, and was charged with money laundering.

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If you are facing drug charges of any kind, you need an experienced attorney on your side to help you fight these charges. For the experienced representation you need, contact Bruno Law Offices today by calling (217) 328-6000.


Drug charges filed against Champaign man

Over the weekend, a 47-year-old Champaign man was arrested after police responded to a call regarding shots being fired near Fourth and Hill streets. According to the report, several shots were fired in the area, and two groups of men dispersed from the area before police arrived at the scene.

Once police arrived, they evacuated homes in the area where the shots were fired. A crashed pickup truck was discovered, and police obtained a warrant to search a home on Church Street. Once the police searched the home in the 400 block of East Church Street, they found drug paraphernalia, drugs, four separate handguns, and a Champaign man close to the premises.

The man was arrested, and charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, and the unlawful possession of a firearm. He pleaded innocent to the charges set against him, and his court date was set for December 11.

If you have been charged with drug possession in Champaign, please contact the drug crime lawyers of Bruno Law Offices by calling 217-328-6000 today.

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