Two California residents plead guilty in Fayette County Court on Monday to charges of Unlawful Possession of Cannabis.
18 year old Joana Rebollar-Limon, of Anderson California, and 20 year old Christina Phaviseth, of Redding California, both were sentenced to 72 months with the Illinois Department of Corrections. The two were arrested at the Economy Inn in the 1500 Block of North 6th Street in Vandalia last month after police were called to the scene to respond to a disturbance. Upon arrival, the two were found to be in possession of around 65 pounds of marijuana. Other original charges of Manufacture, Delivery, and Trafficking of Cannabis were dismissed as part of plea deal.
The two were heading to Ohio at the time of the arrest.
EDIT: Corrected sentence time as per updated press release from Fayette County State’s Attorney