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Article updated: 11/1/2012 7:46 PM

Man gets 10 years for selling heroin near Elgin park

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A 37-year-old man was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison for trying to sell $1,500 worth of heroin to an undercover cop near a park in Elgin in 2011, authorities said.

Shannon D. Hill, of the 1100 block of Spruce Lane, pleaded guilty in August to possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver within 1,000 feet of a park.

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According to Kane County prosecutors, Hill met with an undercover officer on June 6, 2011, with the intent of selling heroin on the 1400 block of Elgin Road. He was arrested and had 9.8 grams of heroin on him, prosecutors said.

The felony charge carried a prison term of six to 30 years; Kane County Judge Timothy Sheldon sentenced Hill, who, according to court records had been to prison at least once.

Hill was convicted of felony aggravated battery from a Jan. 1, 2008, incident in Elgin and sentenced to 27 months in prison. He was eligible to have his sentenced halved for good behavior. He also was arrested in July 2007 in Elgin for marijuana possession and fined $200 from a May 2009 arrest for having contact with street gang members while out on bond, according to court records.

Hill also can have this sentenced cut in half for good behavior. Prior to Thursday's sentencing, he had been free on $10,000 bond.

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