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BRITT | A Britt man who had 13 grams of methamphetamine concealed on his body when being booked into jail in March will be sentenced Jan. 9.

Robert Awbohakieem Yarbrough, 34, has pleaded guilty in Hancock County District Court to felony possession of more than five grams of methamphetamine with intent to deliver. 

The state and the defense have agreed to recommend he receive a prison term of up to 25 years, with a mandatory minimum of eight years and four months.

The state has agreed to dismiss charges of ongoing criminal conduct, failure to affix a drug tax stamp, possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Yarbrough has been a target in an investigation in 2016 and 2017 regarding the distribution of methamphetamine and marijuana, according to law enforcement.

Yarbrough was stopped and arrested for a traffic violation in Hancock County on March 8.

The arresting deputy stated in a criminal complaint that Yarbrough had a meth pipe in his pocket, and a K-9 sniff of the vehicle yielded a positive alert for the presence of drugs.

When he was booked into jail, Yarbrough told officers he had methamphetamine concealed on his body. Officers found he was in possession of three bags of meth totaling 13.1 grams, according to the complaint.

Yarbrough later told law enforcement he was selling meth to make money.

Earlier this month Yarbrough received a suspended 10-year prison sentence and five years of probation for a Winnebago County conviction of possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver. 

A $1,000 fine was suspended.

Yarbrough's vehicle was stopped on Dec. 22, 2016 in Forest City because his driving privileges had been suspended two days earlier, according to a criminal complaint.

Small bags containing meth were found when the vehicle was searched. 


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