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Charleston woman gets probation for drug offense

Charleston woman gets probation for drug offense


CHARLESTON — An evaluation to determine substance abuse treatment needed was one of the terms of the sentence a woman received for heroin distribution.

Charita M. Lenox, 36, for whom court records show a Charleston address, pleaded guilty to a charge of delivery of a controlled substance.

Case records indicate that police conducted a controlled buy of heroin at Lenox’s residence on March 5 of last year. She and another woman were arrested and charged with drug offenses.

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With the agreement reached in Lenox’s case, she was sentenced to 2½ years of probation with the treatment evaluation as one of its requirements. A charge of possession with intent to deliver was dismissed.

Coles County Circuit Judge James Glenn sentenced Lenox by accepting the terms of a plea agreement that Assistant State’s Attorney Jenifer Schiavone and defense attorney Sean Britton recommended.

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The other suspect in the case, Teneesha M. Ray, 35, also received a 2½-year probation sentence when she pleaded guilty in April 2019.


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Dave Fopay is a reporter for the JG-TC who covers Coles County, the local court system, Charleston schools and more.

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