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POT-GROWING JUDGE IN ILLINOIS GETS 26 MONTHS IN PRISON

A Woodford County judge who grew marijuana at his home in Gridley was sentenced to 26 months in prison Monday by a federal judge.

U.S. District Judge Richard Mills sentenced William Mark Dalton for marijuana possession and manufacture. He could have been sentenced to up to five years in prison and fined $250,000 on each charge.Dalton, 40, pleaded guilty Dec. 28 to charges that he imported high-potency marijuana from a sophisticated cannabis-growing farm in Colorado and also grew the illegal drug in his home.

Police found marijuana plants and plant-growing equipment when they raided the former judge's home last fall.