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74-Year-old Illinois man draws 8 years for drugs, weapons

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KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) -- A Kankakee County judge has sentenced a wheelchair-bound 74-year-old man to eight years in prison on drug and weapons charges, but prosecutors say he probably won't serve even half of that time.

Prosecutors say they found crack cocaine and a cache of guns when they raided Shelby Bobo's home in rural St. Anne last spring.

Bobo changed his plea to guilty Monday on one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance and two counts of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon.

Kankakee County Circuit Court Chief Judge Kathy Bradshaw-Elliott sentenced Bobo to eight years on each count.

Prosecutors tell the (Kankakee) Daily Journal that the sentences run concurrently, Bobo will only have to serve only 50 percent, minus the 236 days he has already spent in jail.

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Information from: The Daily Journal, http://www.daily-journal.com

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