CHARLESTON -- A woman arrested for having methamphetamine about seven months after an earlier conviction for the offense received prison time when her probation revoked.
Emily N. Smith, 21, of Charleston, admitted to violations of the terms of the two-year probation sentence she received in September.
With the agreement reached in her case, a charge alleging she had methamphetamine on April 9 was dismissed.
With her earlier probation revoked, Smith faced resentencing in that case. She received a two-year sentence for the conviction that could have brought up to five years in prison.
Coles County Circuit Judge James Glenn imposed the sentence by accepting the terms of an agreement that Assistant State's Attorney Joy Wolf and Assistant Public Defender Stephanie Corum recommended.
In other cases in court recently, Glenn accepted guilty pleas from:
- William W. Easter, 49, of Mattoon, to a methamphetamine possession charge alleging he had the drug on Feb. 13.
With the agreement reached, Easter received the maximum probation sentence possible, 2 1/2 years, for the conviction that could have resulted in a two- to 10-year prison term.
He was eligible for twice the usual maximum prison sentence for the offense because of an earlier methamphetamine possession conviction.
Terms of Easter's sentence included a treatment evaluation and stayed jail time, which he won't have to serve if there are no violations.
Wolf and Public Defender Anthony Ortega recommended the plea agreement.
- Keon D. Cooper, 27, of Chicago and formerly of Mattoon, to a charge of failure to register as a sex offender.
Cooper was placed on probation for two years and prosecutors agreed not to seek revocation of his probation for a 2017 Coles County sexual abuse conviction.
Case records indicate that Cooper was homeless in Mattoon at the time and admitted to police he also hadn't register when he lived in Chicago.
Assistant State's Attorney Tom Bucher and Ortega recommended the plea agreement.
- Jamario D. Brown, 22, of Park Forest, to a delivery of cannabis charge alleging he sold marijuana in Charleston on Dec. 6.
The amount of marijuana listed in the charge was reduced so Brown was eligible for first offender probation, which can lead to no record of a conviction. His probation terms was two years.
Wolf and Corum recommended the plea agreement.