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[August 23, 2016]  Gharret sentenced to prison for delivery of heroin - On August 16, 2016 Associate Judge William Workman sentenced Ricky L. Gharrett pursuant to a fully negotiated plea agreement. The agreement sentenced Gharrett to 7 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections with a period of 2 years of mandatory supervised release (formerly known as parole) for one count of Unlawful Delivery of Controlled Substance within 1,000 feet of Real Property Comprising a School, a class 1 felony.

The case arose out of a May 2016 investigation conducted by Illinois State Police and the Lincoln Police Department. Working with a confidential source, law enforcement conducted a controlled purchase of less than 0.1 grams of heroin from Ricky Gharrett. The transaction occurred at 215 N. Butler Street, which is located less than 1,000 feet from Washington-Monroe School.

Rice sentenced to prison for probation violation

On July 20, 2016, Associate Judge William Workman sentenced Randy E. Rice to 2˝ in the Illinois Department of Corrections with 1 year of mandatory supervised release. Rice was previously convicted of Aggravated Driving Under the Influence, a class 4 felony and sentenced to a term of probation. On March 15, 2016, Rice admitted to violating his probation and the case was set for sentencing. At the sentencing hearing, the Court followed the recommendations of the State’s Attorneys’ Office and sentenced Rice to prison.

[Jonathan C. Wright. Logan County State’s Attorney]

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