Tolono woman gets first offender's probation for drug possession

Tolono woman gets first offender's probation for drug possession

URBANA — A Tolono woman who admitted having a small amount of cocaine in her home almost a year ago has been sentenced to first offender's probation.

That means if Mason Yets, 20, whose last known address was in the 600 block of East Main Street, successfully completes the two years of supervision, she'll have no record of a criminal conviction.

Yets was charged in the spring along with a group of people wanted in connection with a series of home break-ins in Savoy and southwest Champaign in 2011 and 2012 in which credit cards were stolen and used later.

On Nov. 2, 2012, as part of an ongoing investigation, police searched the home Yets was sharing with Jermaine Johnson, 22, and found items taken in residential burglaries, including three stolen guns.

Yets had been charged with aggravated possession of stolen firearms and theft over $500, but those charges were dismissed in return for her guilty plea to possession of a small amount of cocaine. She was also ordered to perform 30 hours of public service.

Several criminal charges, including residential burglary, burglary, theft, aggravated possession of stolen firearms and possession of a controlled substance, remain again Johnson. He's scheduled to be back in court Nov. 5.

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