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Kasperski pleads guilty

Published: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 11:30 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 4:49 p.m. CDT

PRINCETON — Michael P. Kasperski, 33, of Princeton has been sentenced to the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to the Class 1 felony of unlawful possession with intent to deliver, heroin on March 19 before Circuit Judge Marc Bernabei. In addition to a five-year prison sentence, Kasperski was ordered to pay fines, fees and court costs totaling $3,082.

Kasperski was certified by the court to be eligible for the Impact Incarceration Program within the Illinois Department of Corrections. The Impact Incarceration Program is a bootcamp-style program designed to instill discipline and respect in youthful non-violent offenders. Inmates are enrolled in a four- or six-month bootcamp-style program in which they receive physical training, education and drug and alcohol counseling. If the defendant successfully completes the program, his sentence is considered served. If the defendant is unsuccessful or is not admitted into the program by the Department of Corrections, the defendant serves his sentence as ordered.

In December 2013, the TRIDENT task force conducted an investigation into heroin sales at a Princeton residence. The task force obtained a search warrant for the residence and executed the search warrant on Dec. 3, 2013. Kasperski was charged with the Class 1 felony offense of unlawful possession with intent to deliver heroin, based on heroin found on the premises.

This is Kasperski’s first felony conviction. He has prior misdemeanor convictions for driving while license suspended, battery and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia in Bureau County between 2008 and 2010.

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