CHARLESTON -- A man received a nine-year prison sentence when he admitted planning to sell LSD, which was reportedly found when he also had heroin.
Bobby Boehme pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of a controlled substance that accused him of having several "tabs" or doses of LSD found during a traffic stop in Charleston on May 9.
Boehme, 33, for whom court records list an address of 827 11th St., Charleston, faced a charge that required a prison sentence of six to 30 years because it alleged at least 15 doses of the hallucinogenic drug were found.
A second charge of possession with intent to deliver alleging Boehme had the heroin was dismissed with the agreement reached in his case.
A conviction for that offense wouldn't have required prison time. But Boehme would have faced the possibility of up to six years in prison, twice the normal maximum for the offense, because of his criminal record.
Case records indicate that police stopped a vehicle in which Boehme was a passenger because of a lane violation. The woman driving the vehicle consented to a police request to search it, the records show.
Police first found a syringe that Boehme said was his and admitted contained heroin, the records say. The search then led to the discovery of 68 doses of LSD, more heroin and syringes in the vehicle's trunk, they say.
Also according to the records, Boehme also admitted to police that he used some of the drugs and planned to sell the rest.
Records don't show any charges in connection with the incident against the woman the records identify as the vehicle's driver.
After Boehme pleaded guilty, Coles County Circuit Judge Brien O'Brien agreed to a defense request to recommend him for a prison system substance abuse treatment program.
It will be up to prison officials whether to admit Boehme to the treatment program but the judge's recommendation was needed for him to be eligible.
O'Brien also ordered Boehme to pay about $5,000 in fines and court fees as part of his sentence.
O'Brien imposed the sentence by accepting the terms of a plea agreement that Assistant State's Attorney Joy Wolf and Assistant Public Defender Jesse Danley recommended.
Records show that Boehme served earlier prison sentences for drug and theft convictions. He originally received probation in each of those cases but, in both, his probation was revoked and he was resentenced to prison.