Posted: Jun 3, 2020 / 12:30 p.m. CDT
Updated: June 3, 2020 / 12:32 p.m. CDT
DANVILLE, IL (WCIA) – A former Danville resident was sentenced to 12 years in the Illinois Department of Justice for heroin trafficking.
In a press release from the Vermilion County Prosecutor, Jacqueline Lacy, Hugh Davis, formerly from Chandler Street's 1100 block, was convicted on Wednesday of delivering a controlled substance (a Class X crime), followed by three years of mandatory monitored release.
Judge Nancy S. Fahey submitted the verdict after hearing evidence that Davis sold nearly 17 grams of heroin to a confidential informant in March 2019, who works with the Vermilion County Metropolitan Enforcement Group (VMEG).
Prior to this transaction, VMEG applied to the prosecutor's office for permission to use wiretapping devices for recording, which took place in the 900 block on Hazel Street.
"The crime was one of many similar transactions between Davis and the January 2019 informant," the press release said.
In the press release, Lacy thanked the VMEG agents for their tireless efforts to fight drug problems in their county.
"Illegal drug spill in our community," said Lacy, "and while my office is considering condemning alternatives to addicts, drug dealers, on the other hand, will be severely punished for their reprehensible behavior."