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Harland Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison

A Hamilton County man is headed to prison after taking a plea deal in court.  Hamilton County States Attorney Justin Hood says 44-year-old Harland “J.R.” Hammond will spend the next 6 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on a Class 2 felony of Unlawful Use of Property charge related to methamphetamine.  A Hamilton County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a wrecked vehicle driven by Hammond back on June 27th.  He was arrested at that time and is currently behind bars in the White County Jail.  Harland is also subject to a fine.  The Possession of Meth charge as well as Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle and Improper Lane Usage charges were dropped as per the plea agreement.

1 comment
  1. Ethan Grobb
    Ethan Grobb
    August 18, 2023 at 2:54 pm

    Methamphetamine is a destruction to the lives in our community. Almost 4 years clean from the substance. I wouldn’t wish this addiction upon anyone.


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