Alexis S Olson, 22, of Fairbury, appeared in Jefferson County Court on Wednesday, August 25. Linda Bauer was the presiding judge.\nThe defendant was originally charged with possession of methamphetamine, a class 4 felony punishable by two years in prison, followed by nine to 12 months of post-release supervision and a $10,000 fine; child neglect, a class 1 misdemeanor punishable by one year in jail and a $1,000; and possession of drug paraphernalia, an infraction that carries a $100 fine.\nThe State has since filed an amended complaint. The charge of possession of methamphetamine was reduced to attempted possession, a class 1 misdemeanor. The drug paraphernalia charge was dismissed.\nOlson pleaded No Contest to the remaining charges.\nOn June 4, 2021, a Department of Health and Human Services worker, assisted by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, visited the residence of Olson in response to a report of possible child neglect. According to the Warrantless Arrest Affidavit, electricity in the residence had been off since May 1 of this year.\nThe affidavit indicated Deputies searched the defendant's truck and residence and discovered drug paraphernalia that field tested positive for methamphetamine. Olson was then arrested.\nThe defendant requested probation. Judge Bauer ordered a PSI (Pre-Sentencing Investigation) and a substance abuse evaluation. Sentencing is scheduled for October 20.