Salem man sentenced to IDOC on drug and probation violation charges

MARION COUNTY — A 26-year-old Salem man was sentenced today in Marion County Court to 4-years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after admitted to violating the terms of his probation stemming from a 2014 felony meth conviction.

Jerrad Middleton (Source:
Jerrad Middleton

Jerrad Middleton was originally sentenced to 5 years probation in 2015, when he pleaded guilty to one count Class X felony manufacture of between 100 and 400 grams of methamphetamine, in exchange for a second count being dismissed.

Middleton violated his probation in April, when he was charged in Marion County with Class X felony manufacture with the intent to deliver between 15 and 100 grams of cocaine, which was reduced in July to Class 3 felony possession of a non-narcotic controlled substance.

That charge was dismissed today in exchange for Middleton’s guilty plea to Class 4 felony possession of a controlled substance for which he was sentenced to concurrent 4-years in prison.

Middleton’s sentence was stayed, and he has to turn himself in August 10 to the Marion County Jail for transport to the Illinois Department of Corrections.