Teen faces drug charges in Champaign

Teen faces drug charges in Champaign

URBANA — A Champaign teen accused of having hallucinogenic mushrooms for sale at her home is due back in court with an attorney March 6.

Candy Bertocci, 18, who listed an address in the 700 block of North Randolph Street, was arrested Monday night after she called police to her home, claiming to have been robbed.

Assistant State's Attorney Troy Lozar said police were skeptical of what she was telling them and asked to see the safe she had talked about.

In the safe, police found plastic bags containing cannabis-laced brownies, and psilocybin, also referred to as magic mushrooms.

Lozar said Bertocci admitted to police she was selling cannabis and decided also to sell mushrooms to make more money.

She was charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, a Class 2 felony carrying penalties ranging from probation to three to seven years in prison.

Besides the drugs, police seized three digital scales, $1,200 cash and cell phones from her home.

Judge Richard Klaus set Bertocci's bond at $2,500.


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