For The Record

Edward McGinnis Gets Probation

Edward M. McGinnis, 49, of Fairbury, was sentenced to 18 months of probation in Jefferson County District Court on Thursday, April 28. Julie Smith was the presiding judge.The defendant was originally charged with possession of methamphetamine, a class 4 felony punishable by two years’ incarceration, nine to 12 months of post-release supervision and a $10,000 fine. He is also charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, a class 2A felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison.McGinnis was arrested on Thursday, August 27, 2020, along with Cynthia Rice, 43, also of Fairbury, while the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, the Nebra...


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