In The Courts: Heroin Dealer Gets 12 Years in Prison
Kane County prosecutors have secured a lengthy prison term for an Elgin heroin dealer.
Kane County Circuit Judge John A. Barsanti on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, sentenced 36-year-old Kentrell M. Montgomery to 12 years’ imprisonment in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Montgomery pleaded guilty July 17, 2017, to unlawful delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a church, a Class X felony.
Kane County Assistant State’s Attorney Salvatore LoPiccolo stated during the plea hearing that on Sept. 11, 2015, Sept. 15, 2015, and Sept. 17, 2015, Montgomery sold a total of just less than 3 grams of heroin to an undercover police officer within 1,000 feet of two churches on Elgin’s west side.
Montgomery has four prior drug delivery convictions, in Kane and McHenry counties, and has served two prior prison terms.
According to Illinois law, Montgomery is eligible for day-for-day credit. He was given credit for two days served in the Kane County jail.