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Crime & Courts

Woman’s bond reduced in DeKalb cocaine case

SYCAMORE — One of two DeKalb women accused of having 7.65 grams of crack cocaine near Littlejohn Elementary School on Friday had her bond drastically reduced Wednesday.

Presiding Judge Robbin Stuckert slashed bond for Stephanie L. Bax, 19, of the 100 block of Oak Drive, from $100,000 to $10,000. As part of her bond, Bax will live with her father in Oakwood upon her release and be put on GPS monitoring. She was ordered to receive substance abuse treatment within 30 days.

Meanwhile, Stuckert declined to reduce bond for Jamie L. Spencer, 33, also of the 100 block of Oak Drive, because of her previous convictions for residential burglary and retail theft. Spencer also has been to prison three times for drug-related crimes, defense attorney Robert Nolan said. Her bond remained at $250,000, which requires posting $25,000 to be released while the case is pending.

Both women would face a mandatory sentence of between six and 30 years in prison if convicted of unlawful possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver within 1,000 feet of a school.

Spencer is due in court Friday to observe the county's drug court program. Bax is due in court Aug. 21.

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