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Wilson sent to jail on cocaine felony

PRINCETON — A Spring Valley man has been ordered to serve six months in the Bureau County Jail after pleading guilty to the Class 1 felony of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, cocaine.

Michael L. Wilson, 24, entered his guilty plea on Aug. 23 in Bureau County Court before Circuit Judge Marc Bernabei. In addition to the county jail time, Wilson was placed on five years TASC probation with the condition he pay fines, fees and court costs totaling $3,012 by Sept. 3, 2014, and follow all recommendations of his TASC evaluation for drug treatment.

Wilson was represented in court by Public Defender Michael Henneberry. Prosecuting the case was First Assistant State's Attorney Anthony Sciuto.

In March 2013, a cooperating individual working with the TRIDENT task force made arrangements to buy cocaine from Wilson. Under surveillance of TRIDENT task force agents, the cooperating individual bought 1.4 grams of cocaine from Wilson for $100. When the investigation was concluded, Wilson was charged with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, cocaine, on May 16, 2013, and a warrant for his arrest was issued. Wilson was arrested on June 14.

This is Wilson's first felony conviction. He has four prior misdemeanor convictions in 2007 and 2013 in LaSalle County.

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