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Ohio woman sentenced

Published: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 3:54 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 3:54 p.m. CDT

PRINCETON — An Ohio, Ill., woman is serving four months in the Bureau County Jail and has been placed on five years probation after pleading guilty in Bureau County Court to the Class 3 felony of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, clonazepam.

Eva K. Hopson, 27, entered her guilty plea on April 9 before Associate Circuit Judge C.J. Hollerich. She was placed on five years TASC (Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities) probation with the conditions that she pay fines, fees and court costs totaling $1,456 from her bond, attend counseling as recommended by her TASC evaluation, and serve four months in the Bureau County Jail.

This is Hopson’s first criminal offense.

In January 2012, the TRIDENT task force was conducting an investigation into sales of prescription medication by Hopson. With the use of a confidential source, a controlled purchase of clonazepam was transacted by Hopson under the surveillance of TRIDENT task force agents. At the conclusion of the investigation, a warrant was issued in April 2012 for Hopson’s arrest, and she was arrested on May 8, 2012.

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