A student from the University of Illinois was sentenced after pleading guilty to the Class 3 felony of one count of possession of cannabis with intent to deliver between 30-500 grams, according to the News-Gazette on May 27.
For pleading guilty, the student received a reprieve on more serious charges brought against her, including the intent to deliver LSD and ecstasy. In addition to being expelled from school, she received two years of probation, four months of electronic home detention, 100 hours of community service, and a hefty fine of $15,600.
Two other students were charged with similar crimes; all three had been under covert investigation for about a year.
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The Urbana Police Division in Illinois has begun sending out patrol officers to make raids on drug tips rather than just its detectives, the Springfield News-Sun reported on April 3.
For instance, police officers raided the house of Urbana locals Steven Inskeep, 57, and Sonda Shafer, 48, wherein they found 20 marijuana plants. Additionally, their warehouse along U.S. Route 36 was raided, and 165 more marijuana plants were found.
A few days prior to this raid, police officers obtained a warrant to search the home of 43-year-old Christina McDonald, who lives at 112 1/3 E. Church Street, where they found prescription medicine and marijuana, as well as evidence relating to a different theft case, according to a statement signed by Urbana Police Chief Matt Lingrell.
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Thirty-four-year-old Hoopeston, Illinois resident Kareem Marshall is currently detained at the Champaign County Jail with a $10,000 bond after being arrested for charges of felony unlawful possession with intent to deliver cannabis, The News-Gazette reported on December 31.
A police report showed that Marshall, holding a duffel bag, asked the clerk on duty at the front desk of a Residence Inn located at 502 W. Marketview Drive C for a key to a room under his girlfriend’s name. The clerk called the police after becoming suspicious of a marijuana smell in Marshall’s presence. The police knocked on the door of Marshall and his girlfriend’s room, but they were not answered.
Police arrested Marshall behind the motel building, where they found him crouched behind an electrical box with the duffel bag on the ground.
A leafy substance inside the duffel bags tested positive for tetrahydrocannabinol, a substance found in the cannabis plant, the police report showed. The three bags weighed 502.5 grams, 138.2 grams, and 14.3 grams, respectively.
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Prior to Canadian teen singer Justin Bieber’s performance at the Joe Louis Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Friday, June 28, police authorities confiscated a sufficient amount of marijuana for personal use from one of his tour buses.
According to an e-mail sent by U.S. Customs and Border Protection chief public liaisons officer Kenneth Hammond to reporters on Monday, July 29, they were alerted by a report that Bieber’s bus was attempting to go into Canada through the Ambassador Bridge. The authorities’ raided Bieber’s bus, after trained dogs alerted them to the possible presence of marijuana. A small amount of marijuana intended for personal consumption and drug paraphernalia was found.
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