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Cassidy pleads guilty to heroin felony

Published: Friday, March 14, 2014 11:50 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014 2:39 p.m. CDT

PRINCETON — Brennan R. Cassidy, 19, of Ladd was sentenced on March 7 to serve three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to the Class 4 felony of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, heroin. Circuit Judge Marc Bernabei also ordered Cassidy to pay fines, fees and court costs totaling $1,232.

Based on that disposition, the Class 4 felony of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, heroin, against co-defendant Brady Cassidy, 20, of Mendota was dismissed.

Brennan Cassidy was represented in Bureau County Court by Public Defender Michael Henneberry. Brady Cassidy was represented in court by Assistant Public Defender Eric May. Prosecuting the case was State’s Attorney Patrick Herrmann.

On Feb. 14, the Bureau County Sheriff’s Department received information from a cooperating individual that the defendants, Brennan Cassidy and Brady Cassidy, were returning from Chicago after buying narcotics. After corroborating that information, a traffic stop was performed on the vehicle in which the Cassidys were passengers. Both defendants were charged with the Class 4 felony of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, heroin.

The female driver of the vehicle was not charged.

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