California Man Got 14 Years in Illinois Department of Corrections for Possession of Meth


DeShawn Stanley, 30, of San Diego, California, will spend at least seven years in the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) after accepting a plea deal on Tuesday.  DeShawn Stanley plead guilty to Possession of 900+ Grams of Methamphetamine, which is a Class X Felony, and the remaining charges will be dismissed by the State.  Stanley got 14 years in the IDOC (must serve 50%) with Day-for-day credit, Credit for Time Served (391 days), 18 Months Mandatory Supervised Release after released from Prison and Stanley will owe no money after a waiver of waivable assessments and credit for time served.  On June 4, 2021, Trooper Coombs of the Illinois State Police was on Interstate 80 by mile post 20 when he conducted a traffic stop on a white Hyundai Elantra, with California license plates, driving eastbound.  Trooper Coombs smelled raw cannabis and informed the defendant, DeShawn Stanley, that the vehicle would be searched.  Trooper Coombs found two vacume sealed bags of Methamphetamine, one was around one pound and the other around two pounds.

DeShawn Stanley was originally charged with Methamphetamine Trafficking (Class X Felony), Delivery of Meth/900 + Grams (Class X Felony), Possession of 900+ grams of Meth (Class X Felony), Cannabis Trafficking/>5000 Grams (Class X Felony), Delivery of Cannabis/>5000 Grams (Class X Felony), Possession of Cannabis/>5000 Grams (Class 1 Felony), Obstruct Justice/Leave the State (Class 4 Felony), Resisting a Peace Officer (Class A Misdemeanor) and Armed Violence (Class X Felony)

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