Man sentenced to 11 years in cannabis case

URBANA — A Champaign man with a history of drug-related convictions has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for his latest.

Champaign County Judge Heidi Ladd on Wednesday sentenced Al Davis, 62, who last lived in the 1400 block of Williamsburg Drive, for possession with intent to deliver cannabis.

Davis pleaded guilty to that charge in late August, admitting that on Feb. 11, he had just over a pound of cannabis in his home. Champaign police found the cannabis during a court-ordered search. They were acting on a tip from an informant, according to Assistant State's Attorney Dan Clifton.

Police also found a small amount of cocaine in the home.

Clifton said in 2005, Davis had been convicted of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and sentenced to 15 years in prison. He had been paroled to the Williamsburg Drive address, the prosecutor said. Davis had another drug conviction from 1989 and others for battery and domestic battery.

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EdRyan wrote on December 18, 2013 at 3:12 pm

11 years in prison in Illinois but just another businessman in Washington and Colorado.  Just legalize it and tax it.  We need the revenue and could do without the added expense.

androidscr wrote on December 19, 2013 at 8:12 am

Agreed