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September 9, 2009

MADIGAN: POLO MAN SENTENCED TO 4 YEARS FOR SELLING MORPHINE TO UNDERCOVER AGENT

Chicago - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan today secured a four-year sentence against a Polo, Ill. man for unlawful delivery of a controlled substance within 1000 feet of a church.

Judge Jacquelyn Ackert handed down the sentence today to Joshua Jones, 24, in Lee County Circuit Court after Jones pled guilty to the Class 1 felony for selling upwards of 50 morphine pills to an undercover agent in January 2008 in Lee County. Madigan's Statewide Grand Jury Bureau prosecuted the case based on a referral from the Blackhawk Area Task Force, a multi-agency police unit that investigates drug crimes.

"This prosecution was the result of successful teamwork between my office and the Blackhawk Area Task Force," Madigan said. "We are committed to continuing these coordinated efforts to fight drug dealing in Illinois."

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

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