(AP) -- A judge in east-central Illinois has
handed down an 18-month prison sentence for a Charleston man who was found with 20 pounds
of marijuana in his home.
34-year-old Eric Miller on Wednesday also
was ordered to pay more than $16,000 in fines.
Miller originally was charged with a more
serious drug offense that would have sent him to prison for at least six years,
but authorities say he pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of cannabis
with intent to deliver. That lesser charge carried a possible prison sentence
of one to three years prison or up to 2 1/2 years of probation.