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Saraceno gets prison time for drug felony

PRINCETON — A California woman has been sentenced to serve 18 months in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty in Bureau County Court to the Class 4 felony of unlawful possession of cannabis.

Danielle M. Saraceno, 23, entered her guilty plea to the Class 4 felony on Sept. 6 before Associate Circuit Judge C.J. Hollerich.

In addition to the prison sentence, Saraceno was ordered to pay $604 in court costs, a $250 DNA analysis fee, and a $500 drug assessment fee.

Saraceno was represented in court by Peoria attorney Michael Doubet. Prosecuting the case was State’s Attorney Patrick Herrmann.

This is Saraceno’s first conviction.

On Jan. 23, 2012, the Princeton Police stopped a vehicle on Interstate 80 for a traffic violation. During the traffic stop, a K-9 officer alerted to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle.

Found in a subsequent search of the vehicle were 282 grams of cannabis within a cereal box.

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