New trial denied for Jevon Walton, convicted of pot trafficking earlier this year

By Gary Scott on March 16, 2016 at 1:44pm

A motion for a new trial for a Jacksonville man convicted in a marijuana trafficking trial in January has been denied.

Jevon Walton was convicted of possession with the intent to deliver cannabis in a two-day trial. Walton was arrested in March of last year after an Illinois State Police investigation that had begun in January.

Prosecutors said nearly three pounds of weed were seized from a residence in the 2-hundred block of East Beecher.

Defense Attorney Michael Drake filed a motion for acquittal or a new trial two weeks after the verdict was reached. Court records indicate Drake took issue with Judge Chris Reif regarding testimony objection and evidence introduction procedures.

Reif denied the motion for a new trial yesterday in Morgan County Court.

Walton faces three to fourteen years in the Illinois Department of Corrections when he’s sentenced next month.

Querida Guider, who lived at the home where the pot was seized, is still facing manufacture or delivery of cannabis charges. She’s due in court next on May 5th.