9-years for drug charges

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VERMILION COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — A man will spend nine years in prison for drug charges.

Jordan Carswell pleaded guilty to a class 1 felony of delivery of methamphetamine for which he received four years. He also pleaded guilty to the class 1 felony of contraband in a penal institution/controlled substance for which he received five years.

Authorities say the first charge is related to an incident which happened about 5 am, June 3. Officers found Carswell sleeping behind the wheel of a stopped car which was running. He was searched and found to be in possession of two baggies containing a total of 6.8 grams of methamphetamine and $1,150 cash.

The second charge is in regards to an investigation which uncovered a scheme between Carswell and his girlfriend and co-defendant, Ashley Cornell, which involved her sending him letters at the jail which contained areas of dissolved methamphetamine.

Carswell was on probation for two separate methamphetamine possession cases at the time of his plea. Both probations were revoked and convictions entered.

As part of the plea deal, charges of getting into a fight with another inmate at the county jail were dismissed.

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