November 8, 2017

Chester woman sentenced on meth charge to probation

A Chester, IL woman was sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to a meth charge.

43 year old Aimee Klausing pled guilty to the offense of Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine before Judge Gene Gross last month in Randolph County Court.

Randolph County States Attorney Jeremy Walker said as the result of a negotiated plea, Klausing was sentenced to two years of probation, with conditions to seek substance abuse counseling.

During the plea, Klausing admitted to possessing less than 5 grams of methamphetamine located during a traffic stop in Chester on June 3, 2017.

The Chester Police Department handled the investigation in this matter.

"Ms. Klausing had a prior felony in 2011," said Walker, "but due to the small amount of methamphetamine involved, and the age of the prior felony conviction, probation seemed the appropriate disposition to try to help Ms. Klausing get treatment for any problem she may have. If not, a probation violation would certainly lead to an increased penalty and we hope it does not come to that."