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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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