Savoy man admits drug charge, gets probation

Savoy man admits drug charge, gets probation

URBANA — A Savoy man who admitted having more than 2 pounds of cannabis intended for sale in his home was sentenced to two years of probation.

Assistant State's Attorney Lindsey Clark said Brett Shaw, 24, of the 1200 block of Village Parkway had no prior convictions before pleading guilty Thursday before Champaign County Judge Tom Difanis to possession with intent to deliver cannabis.

Clark said University of Illinois police had been investigating Shaw for drug activity for long enough that they had probable cause for a judge to issue a search warrant for his apartment.

They served it on March 14 and found about 21/2 pounds of cannabis and a little over $9,500 cash in his apartment. Clark said Shaw admitted that he had been selling cannabis.

The UI police investigation also involved another man from Lawrence, Kan., who allegedly brought more cash to Shaw two days after the search. Kansas and federal investigators also joined in the case, obtaining a search warrant for that man's apartment as well.

UI police Capt. Roy Acree said a total of $29,000 was seized from Shaw and the other man in the course of the investigation.

Shaw was also sentenced to 20 days in jail and given credit for time served.

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