Le pleads not guilty to felony charges

Corryn Brock, News Editor

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An Eastern student who has been accused of two Class X, one Class Three and one Class One felony pleaded not guilty to charges that could bring up to 50 years in prison Monday at the Coles County Courthouse.

Jenny Le, a 25-year-old biological sciences major, is accused of possessing 5,178 grams of marijuana and 600 doses of lysergic acid diethylamide, commonly known as LSD, with intent to deliver.

During the court appearance Monday Le’s defense attorney Sean Britton told Coles County Circuit Judge James Glenn that Le would be waiving her right to a preliminary hearing on the charges against her.

Le also requested a jury trial.

Le’s bond was set at $75,000, and she posted 10 percent, $7,500, on Oct. 1.

More than $110,000 worth of drugs were located during the execution of a search warrant at 1132 Sixth St. on Sept. 30, according the affidavit

Some items found at the residence include:

-5,178 grams of marijuana, estimated street value of $103,560

-718 serrated parts of LSD, estimated street value of $5,026

-999 tablets of Xanax, estimated street value of $1,198

-761 grams of edibles containing cannabis

-253 THC vape pen cartridges

-31.4 grams of cannabis wax

-45 individually packaged cannabis blunts

-Two bottles of Alprazolam (a medicine used to treat anxiety and panic disorders),

-A bottle of Clonazepam (a medicine used to treat seizures, panic disorder and anxiety)

-A bottle of the muscle relaxant Cyclobenzaprine

-4.6 grams psilocybin mushrooms

Items seized from the residence were taken to the East Central Illinois Task Force office and placed in a vault.

A status hearing has been set for Oct. 24.

Corryn Brock can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected]