ATTORNEY GENERAL: JOLIET MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO DELIVERING MORE THAN 100 GRAMS OF METHAMPHETAMINE
Chicago — Attorney General Kwame Raoul today announced a Joliet man pleaded guilty to possessing and delivering more than 100 grams of methamphetamine.
Grundy County Circuit Court Judge Robert C. Marsaglia found Miguel Ortiz-Cisneros, 36, of Joliet, guilty of possession of 100 to 400 grams of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, a Class X felony. Ortiz-Cisneros was sentenced to 10 years in prison and immediately remanded into custody.
“Meth has harmed lives and communities throughout Illinois. Collaborations between local, state and federal law enforcement agencies help keep dangerous substances like meth from entering our neighborhoods,” Raoul said. “I appreciate the support of our law enforcement partners and am committed to continuing to protect our communities from drugs.”
Raoul’s office prosecuted the case following an investigation by the Illinois State Police’s Joliet Metropolitan Area Narcotics Squad (JMANS) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The defendant was arrested in March after delivering more than 100 grams of methamphetamine to undercover officers at a Best Buy parking lot in Joliet.
“Meth infects communities and destroys lives,” said ISP Director Brendan F. Kelly. “We commend the investigators and prosecutors who continuing to battle those who profit from this dangerous drug and the suffering of those who fall prey to them.”
“Homeland Security Investigations is dedicated to combating the dangerous threat methamphetamine poses to our citizens and the public safety of our communities,” said James M. Gibbons, special agent in charge of HSI Chicago. “We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to remove dangerous drug dealers from the streets.”
Assistant Attorney General Gregg Gansmann prosecuted the case for Raoul’s Statewide Grand Jury Bureau.