Man sentenced to 7 1/2 years for possession with intent to deliver cocaine
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Kevin Jones, 26, pled guilty to the offense of possession with intent to deliver 1-15 grams of cocaine and was sentenced June 22 by Judge Ronald White to seven-and-a-half years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
At around 1:30 p.m., Dec. 11, 2010, a Rockford police officer was parked in the parking lot of 947 School St. observing traffic. At that time, he randomly ran the registration of a green Chevrolet Suburban traveling west past his location. The information returned that the registration was expired.
The officer conducted a SOUNDEX check of the registered owner of the Suburban and found that the registered owner, Jones, had an outstanding warrant.
The officer conducted a traffic stop on the Chevrolet Suburban in the 800 block of North Central Avenue. The officer approached the vehicle, and identified the driver as Jones.
Jones was taken into custody on the warrant, and was searched incidental to his arrest. As a result of the search, the officer located a clear plastic baggie containing 13 individually-wrapped baggies of an off-white rock-like substance in Jones’ front pocket. The estimated gross weight of the off-white rock-like substance was 2.82 gross grams. A portion of the off-white rock-like substance field-tested positive for the probable presence of cocaine.
Possession with intent to deliver 1-15 grams of cocaine is a class 1 felony with a sentencing range of four to 15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections or probation. However, because of the defendant’s prior criminal history, the sentencing range increased to four to 30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Posted June 27, 2012
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