Press Release

For Immediate Release
Contact: Cara Smith
312-814-3118
877-844-5461 (TTY)

csmith@atg.state.il.us
July 28, 2006

MADIGAN ANNOUNCES IROQUOIS COUNTY MAN SENTENCED ON DRUG CHARGES

Chicago — Attorney General Lisa Madigan today announced that an Iroquois County judge Wednesday sentenced a Clifton man to seven years in the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) based on his guilty plea to selling drugs to an undercover officer.

Madigan said Jacob R. Gilbert, 22, was arrested after he delivered cocaine to an undercover officer of the Kankakee Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group (KAMEG) on two occasions in December 2004 in both Iroquois and Kankakee counties.

In July 2005, Madigan's Statewide Grand Jury Bureau obtained the indictment of Gilbert. In court Wednesday, Gilbert pled guilty to two counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance before Judge Gordon Lustfeldt. His conviction carried a possible prison sentence of six to 30 years in the IDOC.

Bureau Chief John Kezdy prosecuted the case for Madigan's Statewide Grand Jury Bureau.

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