Kewanee man gets six-year term on cocaine charge


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Posted Online: Nov. 29, 2012, 10:53 pm
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By Lisa Hammer correspondent@qconline.com
CAMBRIDGE — Erasmo Gandarilla-Guerrero, 20, of Kewanee on Thursday entered a negotiated guilty plea to Class X felony manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance containing cocaine and was sentenced to six years in prison, three years mandatory supervised release and court costs.

Counts of Class 3 felony possession of cannabis with intent to deliver and Class 4 possession of cannabis were dismissed. Charges were filed March 22.

According to Henry County Assistant State's Attorney Brian Kerr, the Black Hawk Area Task Force on March 19, 2012 set up a controlled purchase using a confidential source and Mr. Gandarilla-Guerrero delivered 8.6 grams of a substance containing cocaine within 1,000 feet of Kewanee High School.

Mr. Gandarilla-Guerrero said through an interpreter in Henry County Circuit Court Thursday that he was so sorry, he made a huge mistake and he knew he had to pay for it. Judge Charles "Casey" Stengel said it was one of the finest expressions of regret he'd heard.

Co-defendants Andy Castillo and Luis Cervantes also were charged. Mr. Castillo entered an Alford plea to an amended Class A misdemeanor charge in August and was sentenced to 12 months conditional discharge and fined $500 plus court costs. Mr. Cervantes' next court date is a pre-trial hearing on Dec. 13.



















 



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