February 22, 2012

Student pleads guilty to one felony charge

Former student Clark Cuthbert was sentenced on Tuesday to two years of probation and 50 hours of community service for possession of a controlled substance (containing psilocybin, a hallucinogen) according to court records.

During a pre-trial hearing, Cuthbert, who was represented by Jeremy Karlin of Alcorn Karlin LLC in Galesburg, plead guilty to one Class 4 felony, the controlled substance charge.

The other Class 4 felony with which he was charged, possession of cannabis between 30 and 500 grams, was dismissed in front of the judge.

According to Karlin, Cuthbert’s sentence of first offender probation is not considered a conviction, and the case will be dismissed at the end of the two-year probationary period if he complies with the probation terms.

Cuthbert was arrested on Dec. 7, 2011 at 218 S. Cedar St., or the Phi Gamma Delta House. The fraternity’s president, senior Brann Gallagher later issued a statement that Cuthbert was not listed as residing in the house at the time of the incident.

Cuthbert has been removed from the online campus directory.



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