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Report of Knife Leads to Drug Charge and Jail Sentence

Chad D. Spanjer, 28, of Fairbury, was sentenced to 180 days in jail by Judge Linda Bauer in Jefferson County Court on Wednesday, February 23. Spanjer pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor December 22, 2021, after having the charge reduced from a felony.

The defendant was originally charged with possession of methamphetamine, a class 4 felony punishable by two years in prison, nine to 12 months of post-release supervision and a $10,000 fine.

In accordance with a plea agreement, Spanjer pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of attempted possession, a class 1 misdemeanor punishable by one year in jail and a $1,000 fine.

On September 19, 2021, a...


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