February 14, 2008
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, ) Appeal from the
) Circuit Court of
Plaintiff-Appellee, ) Cook County.
v. ) 04 CR 24263 (06)
TERAH GRIMES, ) Honorable
) Thomas R. Sumner,
Defendant-Appellant. ) Judge Presiding.
PRESIDING JUSTICE NEVILLE delivered the opinion of the court:
Defendant, Terah Grimes, was charged in a complaint with criminal drug conspiracy and
delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school or church. 720 ILCS 570/407(b)(1)
(West 2004). After a bench trial, the defendant was convicted of criminal drug conspiracy and
multiple counts of the lesser-included offense of delivery of a controlled substance and sentenced
to 13 years in the penitentiary. Grimes appeals his conviction and contends: (1) that his trial counsel
provided ineffective assistance; (2) that his sentence should be vacated because the trial court relied
on improper factors in sentencing him; and (3) that the mittimus must be corrected to accurately
reflect defendant's sentencing credit and his actual conviction of a Class 1 offense, as opposed to a
Class X felony. We affirm defendant's conviction and sentence.
On May 19, 2004, the Chicago police department was investigating narcotics activity that