Probation officer's visit leads to cannabis charge

Probation officer's visit leads to cannabis charge

URBANA — A Rantoul man whose probation officer noticed the odor of cannabis in his home was sentenced Friday to 30 more months of probation.

Davien Emling, 25, of the 1400 block of Fairway Drive, pleaded guilty Friday before Judge Heidi Ladd to possession of between 30 and 500 grams of cannabis.

Assistant State's Attorney Dan Clifton said on Feb. 25, a probation officer doing a home visit at Emling's house noticed the strong smell of cannabis. He contacted Rantoul police, who searched the home and found more than 9 ounces (273 grams) of cannabis in Emling's bedroom.

Emling was on probation after being convicted in early 2013 of unlawful video recording for taking videos of a teen with a computer webcam without her knowledge in 2012.

Clifton said Emling also had a prior conviction for driving under the influence.

In return for his plea to possession of cannabis, a more serious charge of possession with intent to deliver was dismissed. The state also agreed not to revoke the probation he was serving for the unlawful videotaping.

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