A Channahon man pleaded guilty to delivering more than 25 grams of methamphetamine and was sentenced to 12 years in prison.
On Wednesday, Grundy County Judge Sheldon Sobol sentenced Donald Rogers, 38, after Rogers pleaded guilty to methamphetamine delivery, according to court records and the Illinois Attorney General’s Office.
Three other charges of methamphetamine delivery were dropped as part of the plea deal, court records show.
In a statement, Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul said the collaboration between his office and local and state law enforcement has helped “prevent methamphetamine from destroying families and ruining lives.”
“I am committed to holding individuals accountable for their efforts to profit from these dangerous substances, and I will continue to work with other law enforcement agencies to protect our communities,” Raoul said.
Rogers was investigated by the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team, also known as TRIDENT, Raoul officials said. After the investigation, Rogers was charged with methamphetamine delivery by Raoul’s office.
A warrant was issued for Rogers’ arrest on July 9, court records show.
In November 2020, Rogers was involved in a conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine and contacted an undercover agent with TRIDENT to sell the drug, according to Raoul’s office.
Rogers received the money from the undercover agent to buy methamphetamine and Rogers coordinated the purchase, Raoul’s office said.
Josh Boedigheimer, commander of TRIDENT, said in a statement that Rogers’ arrest and guilty plea “helps in the effort to reduce the spread of this dangerous drug.”
“The collective work of TRIDENT agents and the assistance of members of the Grundy County Proactive Unit, as well as the Illinois Attorney General’s Statewide Grand Jury Bureau, helped secure this successful outcome,” Boedigheimer said.
John Kezdy, Raoul’s statewide grand jury bureau chief, prosecuted the case against Rogers.
Source: The Daily Chronicle