February 1, 2012

Student to face drug charges

Senior Clarke Cuthbert will face two class four felony charges at the Knox County Courthouse Monday, Feb. 6, after he was arrested on drug charges in December, according to court records.

Cuthbert is being charged with possession of a controlled substance (containing psilocybin, a hallucinogen) and possession of cannabis between 30 and 500 grams. A class four felony carries a standard sentence of one to three years in prison or a $25,000 fine.

He was arrested Dec. 7, 2011 at 218 S. Cedar St., the location of the Phi Gamma Delta house. Cuthbert, as well as officials in the Dean’s office, declined to comment on the incident.

Charlie Megenity
Charlie Megenity (formerly Gorney) is a senior double majoring in political science and economics. He previously served TKS as managing editor and as co-news editor while working as the weekend reporter for The Galesburg Register-Mail. Over the summer of 2012, Charlie interned in Wisconsin with Patch.com, an online hyperlocal news source, where he covered the August 2012 Oak Creek Sikh temple shooting; he will return to Patch during the summer of 2013. He is also the journalism editor for Catch magazine.. Charlie has received three awards from the Illinois College Press Association for newswriting and design, including a first place award for front page layout. He was the 2013 recipient of the Theodore Hazen Kimble Memorial Award in Journalism for a feature story published in The Knox Student. His work has also appeared in The Huffington Post.


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