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August 21, 2012

MADIGAN: KANKAKEE COUNTY MAN GUILTY, SENTENCED TO 8 YEARS FOR DEALING COCAINE

Chicago — Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced a Kankakee County man pled guilty today and was sentenced to eight years in prison for felony drug dealing.

Conrad Bell, 27, of Bradley, pled guilty earlier today before Judge Clark Erickson in Kankakee County Circuit Court to a Class X felony of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance. Bell was sentenced to eight years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. The case was investigated by the Kankakee County Major Crimes Task Force and prosecuted by Madigan’s Statewide Grand Jury Bureau.

“With this sentence, we’ve put another threat to the community behind bars,” Madigan said. “This is the result of a successful collaboration with our local law enforcement partners.”

Bell was arrested Sept. 7, 2010, after a cooperating witness purchased cocaine from him on two different occasions in Kankakee County. After his arrest, authorities executed a search warrant at a Bourbonnais storage facility rented by Bell and discovered more cocaine.

Statewide Grand Jury Bureau Chief John Kezdy handled the case for Madigan’s Criminal Enforcement Division.

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