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Kappenman sentenced on drug charges

A 29-year-old Madison man was sentenced in Lake County Circuit Court Tuesday on four felony drug charges.  Peyton Kappenman earlier pleaded guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute and Possession of ten pounds or more of marijuana, both Class Three felonies, from February of 2020, and two charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance, both Class Five felonies, from August and September of 2020.  

In court Tuesday, Circuit Judge Kent Shelton sentenced Kappenman to serve eight years in the state penitentiary on each of the first two possession charges.  The judge also ordered Kappenman to pay fine, court costs, restitution, and his court-appointed attorney’s fees on both charges.  Kappenman was given credit for two days he’s already served on these charges, and Judge Shelton ordered that these two sentences be served concurrently, or at the same time. 

On each of the two charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance, the judge sentenced Kappenman to serve four years in the state penitentiary, but suspended the penitentiary time based on several conditions.  Some of the conditions included that he serve 156 days in jail, and pay fine, costs, restitution, and his court-appointed attorney’s fees.  Judge Shelton gave Kappenman credit for 156 days he’s already served on the charges.  He ordered that these sentences be served concurrently, but consecutive to the sentencing on the first set of charges.  


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