Two California men charged with cannabis trafficking and manufacturing/delivering more than 5,000 grams of cannabis appeared in Fayette County Court on Wednesday afternoon for motion hearings. 34-year old Joseph Monteleone and 26-year old Tyler Linsig of Nice, California are each charged with one count of unlawful cannabis trafficking as information says each defendant allegedly “or one for whom he is responsible, knowingly brought 2500 grams or more of cannabis into the State of Illinois with the intent to manufacture or deliver said cannabis in Illinois or any other state.” The charge is a Class X felony, punishable by six to 30 years in prison. The pair are also charged with a second Class X felony count of unlawful possession with intent to deliver cannabis as well as one Class 1 felony count of unlawful possession of cannabis, which is punishable by four to 15 years in prison. During Monteleone’s appearance which was expected to be a motion to suppress hearing, defense counsel Michael Brennan asked the court for another 21 days to get motions filed. A new court date for a pre-trial hearing is now set for December 10 at 11am with the defendant waived from appearing on that date. A motion to suppress hearing in the matter was also scheduled and will be held January 29 at 1pm. During Linsig’s appearance, defense counsel Brian Polinske stated that he did not believe that they would need his motion to suppress now and requested the matter to be set out for a pre-trial hearing, now schedule for February 5 at 11am.