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Torri gets probation on heroin felony

Published: Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 11:40 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 2:45 p.m. CDT

PRINCETON — Michael J. Torri, 30, of DePue has been sentenced by Circuit Judge Marc Bernabei to three years TASC probation after pleading guilty to the Class 4 felony of unlawful possession of a controlled substance and to driving under the influence on Jan. 15.

As part of his sentencing, Torri was also ordered to attend counseling, pay fines, fees and court costs of $1,272 and to serve 100 days in the Bureau County Jail for the drug offense. He was also ordered to serve 100 days in the Bureau County Jail and to pay fines, fees and court costs of $1,250 on the driving under the influence charge. The sentences will run together.

This is Torri’s first felony conviction.

On Nov. 1, 2013, the Spring Valley Police Department received a citizen’s complaint of erratic driving. The police located the vehicle and performed a traffic stop on the vehicle. Based on observations of the driver, Torri was placed under arrest for driving while under the influence. Upon search of his person, the police located less than one gram of heroin. Torri was also charged with driving under the influence of drugs. 

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