California man sentenced to probation over cannabis for sale

California man sentenced to probation over cannabis for sale

URBANA — A California man who pleaded guilty to having cannabis for sale in a Campustown high rise has been sentenced to probation.

Champaign County Judge Heidi Ladd Monday sentenced Steven Funes, 21, of Vina, Calif., to four years of probation for possession with intent to deliver between 2,000 and 5,000 grams of cannabis.

Funes pleaded guilty in March to a reduced Class 1 felony in connection with the seizure of 21 pounds of cannabis from two apartments at 309 E. Green St., c, by University of Illinois police on Feb. 6.

Three other men have been charged with possession with intent to deliver cannabis for having the cannabis, which UI police said was intended to be broken into smaller amounts for sale in the campus area. Their cases are unresolved.

Assistant State's Attorney Dan Clifton said Funes had no known prior convictions.

UI police estimated the street value of the seized cannabis at $80,000.

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