CHARLESTON — A woman received probation but has a chance for no record of a conviction after she admitted stealing medication from the Mattoon Walgreens store while employed there.

Chelsea M. Brettin, 29, for whom court records show a Charleston address, pleaded guilty to a theft charge that accused her of stealing anxiety medication from the store in May.

The charge was a felony because the value of the stolen medication exceeded $300. Case records indicate 650 pills with a value of just more than $1,200 were taken.

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With the agreement reached in her case, Brettin was sentenced to two years of probation for the conviction that also could have resulted in a prison sentence of two to five years.

Her probation is the type known as second chance, which can result in a no record of a conviction if completed successfully.

Also with the agreement, a drug possession charge, also a felony, was dismissed.

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Probation terms for Brettin included an evaluation to determine any counseling needed. Records in the case indicate that she's also been evaluated for substance abuse treatment.

Brettin was also ordered not to return to either the Mattoon or Charleston Walgreens.

Coles County Circuit Judge James Glenn imposed the sentence, accepting the terms of a plea agreement that Assistant State's Attorney Maggie Crisman-Wilson and defense attorney Todd Reardon Jr. recommended.

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In other recent cases, Glenn also accepted guilty pleas from:

  • Perry J. Borah, 28, whose address on record is in Mount Vernon, to a charge of aggravated domestic battery accusing him of choking a woman at her Charleston residence on Oct. 2.

Borah was placed on probation for 2 1/2 years with terms including an evaluation for domestic violence counseling. He must also be evaluated for substance abuse treatment and other counseling.

Glenn accepted a plea agreement that Crisman-Wilson and Reardon recommended.

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  • Kahlil T. Kelly, 22, for whom records show a Mattoon address, to a charge of possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver.

Records indicate that police found the drug in Kelly's possession during the search of a Mattoon residence on Sept. 11.

Terms of his 2½-year probation sentence included a treatment evaluation. Assistant State's Attorney Jenifer Schiavone and Reardon recommended the plea agreement.

  • Krystin L. Riley, 32, whose address on record is in Charleston, to a misdemeanor theft charge accusing her of stealing from the Wooden Nickle tavern in Mattoon on July 7.

Riley was placed on probation for two years with terms including a counseling evaluation. Other charges, including a felony charge accusing her of stealing licenses plates from the KC Summers automotive dealership, were dismissed.

Crisman-Wilson and Reardon recommended the plea agreement.

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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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