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Meth suspect asking to be released for health reasons

Posted by on Monday, April 14th, 2014 @ 8:19 pm.

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RICHLAND CO.— An Olney woman behind bars on at least three drug-related charges is asking the court to grant her to be released on her own recognizance due to health concerns.

Shannon L. Cessna (Gorley), 27, of 5953 East Mt. Pleasant Lane, Olney, has been charged with Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, Unlawful Possession of Cannabis, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Criminal Trespass to Real Property.

Authorities say on March 11, at Wal-Mart located at 1001 North West Street, Olney, Cessna knowingly possessed less than five grams of a substance containing methamphetamine, not more than 2.5 grams of a substance containing cannabis and a one hitter pipe with the intent to use it for ingesting or otherwise introducing cannabis or a controlled substance into her body.

Police say on the same day, Cessna, knowingly remained upon the land of Wal-Mart Super Center, after receiving prior notice from Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. by signing a Notification of Restriction from Property on January 17, 2014.

A motion to be released on her own recognizance was filed March 25.

The motion stated Cessna had resided in Richland County and Clay County all of her life and first left the state of Illinois by life-flight helicopter in the year 2012 following a roll-over of a vehicle in which she was a passenger.

If the motion were to be granted Cessna said she would reside with her mother, Sheryl Baker, at 5953 East Mt. Pleasant Lane, Olney.

The motion also argues she should be released because she has Graves Disease which can manifest itself with low blood pressure which causes Cessna to pass out without warning; and that the progression of the disease is life threatening.

The second medical condition mentioned in the motion was Chronic Pain Syndrome, as a result of having received a broken neck as a passenger in an automobile accident on June 25, 2012.

No ruling was made on the motion for a recognizance bond.

A cash bond has been set in the amount of $5,000 and an arraignment scheduled for April 17 at 1 p.m.

Hydrocodone

In an unrelated case, an Olney woman has been charged with three separate counts of Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance.

Police say on Jan. 8, at 410 East Mack Avenue, Olney, Debra Ann Sucher, 55, of 902 North Walnut Apt. D, Olney, knowingly possessed hydrocodone.

In July 2002, Sucher was charged with Aggravated Domestic Battery.

She later pleaded guilty to an amended charge of Battery Causing Bodily Harm and was sentenced to 12 months probation, public service and $693 in fines and fees.

A first appearance in her most recent case was scheduled for April 22 at 9 a.m.

Meth and a pipe

Steven W. Patterson, 52, of 1103 West Mack, Olney, has been charged with Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Police say on March 27 at 1:24 a.m., Patterson was driving a gray 2007 Buick, in the 700 block of West Mack Avenue, Olney, when he knowingly possessed less than five grams of a substance containing methamphetamine and an item of drug paraphernalia, identified as a glass smoking pipe with the intent to use it for ingesting or otherwise introducing cannabis or a controlled substance into his body.

Patterson was released from custody March 28, after Robert Patterson, of 1306 W. Mack Ave., Olney, posted a $1,500 cash bond on his behalf.

A first appearance in court was scheduled for April 29 at 9:30 a.m.

Convicted felon charged with DUI again

A Sumner man has been charged with Aggravated Driving While Under the Influence of an Alcoholic Beverage and Unlawful Driving While License Revoked.

Authorities say on March 12, at 2:05 a.m., Roy A. Albertson, 44, of RR 2 Box 46 and P.O. Box 11, Sumner, was driving a red 2001 Chevrolet, half a mile North of County Road 300 North on Ill. Rte. 130, at a time when his license was revoked and his ability to drive was impaired by his consumption of alcohol, having previously committed two prior DUI violations in Edwards County on April 15, 2010 and on June 26, 1991.

Albertson was released from custody March 12, after Dana Albertson, of the same P.O. Box 11, Sumner, address posted a $300 cash bond on his behalf.

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