Former UI student sentenced to probation in cannabis case

URBANA — A former University of Illinois student who admitted having more than a pound of cannabis in her home for sale has been sentenced to probation.

Jasmine Arias, 21, who last lived in the 500 block of South Busey Avenue, Urbana, pleaded guilty Friday before Judge Heidi Ladd to unlawful possession with intent to deliver cannabis.

She admitted that on Nov. 14, she had 1 1/2 pounds (727 grams) of cannabis in her apartment, which UI police searched after obtaining a warrant.

Assistant State's Attorney Dan Clifton said police also seized her cellphone and found evidence that Arias was in the business of selling cannabis.

Arias was also fined $7,300. Clifton said she had no prior convictions.

Arias' attorney, Andrea Bergstrom of Urbana, said Arias is no longer a UI student.

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