CLINTON — A Camanche man was ordered to serve a 180-day sentence in the Clinton County Jail for violating the terms of probation.
Corey T. Wade, 42, appeared Thursday in Clinton County District Court for a probation violation hearing. Wade stipulated to violating the terms of probation as alleged in the probation violation report. The court found Wade was in violation of his probation and found him in contempt of court.
District Court Judge Nancy Tabor ordered Wade to serve 180 days in the Clinton County Jail. Wade will be screened for the Residential Corrections Facility while in the Clinton County Jail. Wade will be released from the Clinton County Jail to complete the RCF program if Wade is approved for the RCF. The court ordered if Wade is not accepted into the RCF facility he will serve the remainder of the 180-day sentence and be placed back on probation under the same terms and conditions. The court found Wade was indigent and not able to pay additional court-appointed attorney fees.
Wade in May appeared in Clinton County District Court for possession of a firearm as a felon, a Class D felony; possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine; and unlawful possession of a prescription drug. District Court Judge Joel Barrows ordered a sentence not to exceed five years be suspended for possession of a firearm as a felon. He was ordered to serve 106 days in the Clinton County Jail with credit for time served for both possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine and unlawful possession of a prescription drug. The sentences on all three counts were ordered to run concurrently.
Conditions of probation included Wade undergoing substance abuse and mental health evaluations and following any recommended treatment, abstaining from the use of alcohol and controlled substances, maintaining employment and obtaining a GED.
According to the affidavit, at 12:55 p.m. July 26, 2016, an officer observed a green passenger vehicle with an insufficient number of brake lights and an expired Illinois registration. An officer initiated a traffic stop in the 300 block of Eighth Avenue South. The officer made contact with the driver, who was identified as Wade, and the passenger. The officer requested Wade’s license, registration and insurance. Wade was only able to provide a title for the vehicle and no insurance or registration. The Clinton Law Center stated that Wade was suspended and had a valid warrant for failure to appear for driving while license suspended. An officer, while searching Wade, located a bag of methamphetamine and a small bag of pills in his wallet.
The affidavit continues that after securing Wade in the rear of the patrol vehicle, a tow truck was called. An officer during the inventory of the vehicle located a small handgun in the trunk along with several business cards yielding Wade’s name. A check of Wade’s criminal history showed Wade was convicted of a felony for theft in Whiteside County, Illinois on Oct. 30, 1998.
The suspected methamphetamine was tested with a Nar Tec drug test kit and yielded a positive result with a weight of 0.3 grams. The pills from Wade’s wallet were identified as two 25-milligram Quetiapine fumarate, one 325-milligram/10-milligram Acetaminophen and Hydrocodone, one 50-milligram Vyvanse and one 500-milligram Valacyclovir. The pills are all available by prescription only.