Plea deals reached in two drug cases

Thursday, December 17, 2015
Cherri M. Kershaw

McCOOK, Neb. -- A Cambridge woman was sentenced to probation last week in Red Willow County District Court on several lesser drug charges.

The woman, 26-year-old Cherri M. Kershaw, accepted a plea agreement in August admitting guilt to a Class I misdemeanor offense for attempting to possess a controlled substance, alprazolam. The plea agreement reduced the charge from a Class IV felony alleging possession of alprazolam, in addition to dismissing a Class 2 misdemeanor for not having automobile insurance and admitting guilt to infractions for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Kershaw was subsequently ordered to serve 24 months probation during a sentencing hearing on Dec. 9, 2015.

Jack V. Thayer

Other activity in Red Willow County District Court, Dec. 9, 2015:

* A plea agreement was reached with a McCook man dismissing a Class IV felony charge alleging possession of methamphetamine and admitting guilt to an infraction for possession of drug paraphernalia. The man, 43-year-old Jack V. Thayer of 708 E. Fifth Street, was subsequently fined $100 for the paraphernalia offense.