Guilty plea in Piatt County cannabis case

MONTICELLO — A Decatur man who admitted he had cannabis in a car on Interstate 72 in Piatt County earlier this year has been sentenced to two years of probation and six months in jail.

Corey Vinson, 26, pleaded guilty in Piatt County Circuit Court earlier this month to possession with intent to deliver cannabis, admitting that he had between 30 and 500 grams of cannabis intended for sale in the car he was in on I-72 northeast of Monticello on Feb. 5.

At the time of Vinson’s arrest, Piatt County sheriff’s deputies said there was more than 8 ounces of cannabis in eight bags in the car and $2,650 cash in the glove compartment.

In exchange for his guilty plea, another count of possession of cannabis was dismissed.

Vinson also was ordered to pay about $8,700 in fines and court costs.

A man who was arrested with him at the time, Cornelius Carr, 27, was ticketed only for speeding. He pleaded guilty to that in February and paid a fine.

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