Man sentenced to 15 years in drug case

Staff Report

ROCKFORD – A 23-year-old man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison in a recent drug case, 

Alonte M. Bjorlie 23, was sentenced Nov. 8 to 15 years for possession with intent to deliver cocaine, 15 years for possession with intent to deliver heroin and 15 years for possession with intent to deliver fentanyl. He was found guilty of all three charges after a jury trial in August. The sentences will run concurrently and be served at 50%. 

On May 7, Winnebago County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the area of Route 251 and Windsor Road. The driver was identified as Bjorlie. Deputies smelled marijuana, searched the vehicle and discovered Bjorlie was in possession of several controlled substances. Portions of the substances were sent to the Illinois State Police Crime Lab for testing and came back positive for cocaine, heroin and fentanyl. 

Bjorlie was also ordered to serve three years on parole. 

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