Charleston man gets 18 months for pot bust


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Posted Online: Nov. 15, 2012, 9:38 am
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CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) A judge in east-central Illinois has handed down an 18-month prison sentence for a Charleston man who was found with 20 pounds of marijuana in his home.

The Mattoon Journal-Gazette reports that 34-year-old Eric Miller on Wednesday also was ordered to pay more than $16,000 in fines.

Miller originally was charged with a more serious drug offense that would have sent him to prison for at least six years, but authorities say he pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of cannabis with intent to deliver. That lesser charge carried a possible prison sentence of one to three years prison or up to 2 years of probation.














 



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  Today is Saturday, April 19, the 109th day of 2014. There are 256 days left in the year.

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1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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