Woman sentenced to probation in meth case
URBANA — A Champaign woman arrested a week ago in a drug raid on her home has pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine.
Ashley Cordell, 26, of the 0-100 block of O'Connor Court, was sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to pay $2,000 in fines and fees after admitting that she had about 8 grams of methamphetamine in her home on Aug. 8.
The Champaign SWAT team went to the home with a search warrant, acting on information they developed after police had received complaints of traffic in and out of the home, just south of Kirby Avenue and a block north of St. Matthew's Catholic Church.
Assistant State's Attorney Scott Larson said Cordell admitted that she is a long-time heroin user and that she had the methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in the home.
Co-defendant Paige Tomlinson, 27, of the same address, remains in the county jail in lieu of $100,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Monday.