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Judge recommends boot camp on drug plea

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 11:32 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 11:47 p.m. CDT

WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock woman was sentenced to six years in prison on felony drug charges in a plea deal accepted Wednesday.

Alexandra M. Hanners, 19, pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver. Her guilty plea was accepted by McHenry County Judge Gordon Graham.

Assistant State's Attorney John Gibbons said that on Sept. 12, Hanners possessed more than a gram, but not more than 15 grams of cocaine. At the time of her arrest, Hanners was on probation for a 2012 drug conviction.

Because of previous felony convictions, Hanners was eligible for a prison term between 15 and 30 years.

Graham recommended that the woman be sentenced to the department of corrections' impact incarceration, or boot camp.

Remaining felony drug charges, including those alleging she possessed heroin, alprazolam, methadone and oxycodone, were dismissed as part of the plea deal.

– Chelsea McDougall

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