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Mattoon woman pleads guilty to heroin possession charge

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CHARLESTON — An evaluation to determine substance abuse treatment needed was ordered for a woman who admitted having heroin.

Kasandra L. Vaultonburg, 26, for whom records show an address in Mattoon, pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of a controlled substance.

The treatment evaluation was one of the terms of the two-year probation sentence she received.

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It was the type of probation known as first offender, meaning she could avoid a record of a conviction if she completes her probation successfully.

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Police found heroin in Vaultonburg's vehicle during a traffic stop in Mattoon on July 23, according to records in her case.

Coles County Circuit Judge Mitchell Shick sentenced Vaultonburg by accepting the terms of a plea agreement that Assistant State's Attorney Nathanael Harsy and defense attorney Duane Deters recommended.


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A man was sentenced to prison after he admitted to a role in the robbery of a man in Mattoon. Zachary T. Schrock, 32, for whom records show addresses in Charleston and in Arcola, also admitted to a weapons offense and received a total prison term of nine years.

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