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Quincy man waives preliminary hearing in meth delivery case

James Courson
Posted: Jan. 3, 2018 7:25 pm Updated: Jan. 3, 2018 8:06 pm

QUINCY -- A Quincy man arrested in November on a methamphetamine-delivery charge waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday in Adams County Circuit Court.

Court records show that James W. Courson, 29, will next appear in court Jan. 17 for arraignment.

Courson was arrested by the Adams County Sheriff's Department and the West Central Illinois Task Force on Nov. 20 in the 3100 block of State on suspicion of methamphetamine manufacturing and delivery. Courson was arrested just after Emir F. Jasso-Diaz, 24, was arrested during a traffic stop on Interstate 172 just south of U.S. 24. The Sheriff's Department said Jasso-Diaz had no valid driver's license or proof of insurance, and during a search of the vehicle, deputies reportedly found more than 400 grams of methamphetamine.

Jasso-Diaz has pleaded not guilty to one count of methamphetamine delivery, and his case is on the February jury trial docket.

Courson is being held in the Adams County Jail on a $50,000 bond. Jasso-Diaz is also being held on a $100,000 bond.

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