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Crime & Courts

DeKalb woman receives probation for drug charges

SYCAMORE – A DeKalb woman pleaded guilty Thursday to drug charges.

Jessica Grady, 41, pleaded guilty to a Class 4 felony count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance. Under the plea, she will serve 24 months of probation and 30 hours of community restitution service. She must also pay a $500 fine plus fees and court costs.

Grady is the daughter of embattled Northern Illinois University Police Chief Donald Grady.

Jessica Grady was arrested in January after police executed a search warrant at a home in the 800 block of Shipman Place in DeKalb she was sharing with Reginald Turner. Police said about 18 grams of crack cocaine, packaged for sale, was recovered the home, along with about 32 grams of marijuana and $1,400 cash.

Police said officers had made several drug buys from Turner at the residence, and that Grady was aware he was selling drugs from the home.

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