Cannabis plea yields sentence of probation, jail

URBANA — A Champaign man was sentenced Wednesday to a year of probation and six months in the county jail after pleading guilty to having cannabis for sale in his home.

Timothy Davis, 20, pleaded guilty before Champaign County Judge Harry Clem to possession with intent to deliver cannabis, admitting that on Dec. 20, he had about 6 ounces (162 grams) of cannabis in his home in the 1500 block of Hollyhill Drive.

Davis had been under investigation by Rantoul police, who obtained a search warrant for his home and found the cannabis.

Rantoul police also found $1,000 on Davis and a handgun in the kitchen.

A more serious charge of armed violence was dismissed in return for Davis' guilty plea.

Assistant State's Attorney Claire Sharples-Brooks said Davis' only prior conviction was for domestic battery.

Davis was given credit for time already served in the county jail.

Co-defendant Kwan Moore, 19, who was also at Davis' home when Rantoul police searched, pleaded guilty in February to possession with intent to deliver 10 to 30 grams of cannabis for a sentence of two years of probation and 51 days in the county jail. He had just under an ounce (21 grams) of cannabis on him, police said.

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