Five Sentenced in Lawrence County Circuit Court

   Lawrence County State’s Attorney Michael Strange announced that five people were sentenced in Lawrence County Circuit Court this week. 51 year-old Brian K. Pinkstaff of Vincennes was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on a charge of unlawful possession of methamphetamine. That will be followed by one year of mandatory supervised release. Pinkstaff is also required to pay a $500 drug assessment as well as court costs.

   24 year-old Dakota J. Koonce of Lawrenceville was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on a charge of unlawful possession of methamphetamine. That will be followed by one year of mandatory supervised release. Koonce is also required to pay a $500 drug assessment as well as court costs.

   28 year-old Levi S. Smith of Lawrenceville was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on a charge of unlawful possession of methamphetamine. That will be followed by one year of mandatory supervised release. Smith is also required to pay a $500 drug assessment as well as court costs.

   24 year-old Taylor D. Hendershot of Vincennes was re-sentenced to two years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on a charge of unlawful possession of a controlled substance.  Hendershot had previously been placed on two years of felony probation; but admitted to violating the terms of her probation by providing a drug screen that tested positive for methamphetamine. Hendershot’s prison sentence will be followed by one year of mandatory supervised release. Hendershot is also required to pay fines as well as court costs.

   33 year-old Joshua E. Bach of Lawrenceville was re-sentenced to three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on a charge of theft.  Bach had previously been placed on two years of felony probation; but admitted to violating the terms of his probation by providing a drug screen that tested positive for methamphetamine. Bach’s prison sentence will be followed by one year of mandatory supervised release. Bach is also required to pay fines as well as court costs.