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.

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sweet caroline wrote on August 16, 2013 at 8:08 pm

That's it?  Probation and a fine?  Why not give her the choice of rehab or jail? 

Joe American wrote on August 16, 2013 at 10:08 pm

I believe it's "Page", not "Paige", and it's a dude.