Breaking News Bar
updated: 2/21/2013 9:33 PM

Woodridge drug dealer gets 20 years

hello
Success - Article sent! close
  • Dorian Luzaj

      Dorian Luzaj

 

A Woodridge man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for operating a Chicago-area drug ring.

DuPage County State's Attorney Robert Berlin and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced Thursday the sentencing of Dorian Luzaj, 29, of the 6300 block of Winston Drive.

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

Thursday morning, Luzaj entered a plea of guilty to one felony count of cannabis trafficking in front of Judge Robert Kleeman, who handed down the sentence.

Luzaj, who has been in custody since May 20, 2010, will be required to serve 50 percent of his sentence before being eligible for parole.

Luzaj was the leader of a drug ring with ties to California that was responsible for the distribution of more than 600 pounds of cannabis per month to other dealers throughout the area.

On May 20, 2010, Luzaj, along with 11 others, were arrested on drug conspiracy charges.

The charges were the result of a seven-month investigation conducted by the DuPage County state's attorney's office in conjunction with the state attorney general's office, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the DuPage Metropolitan Enforcement Group and several local law enforcement agencies. Dubbed "Operation Chicago Haze," the efforts resulted in 12 arrests and the seizure of approximately $1 million, 11 vehicles and five weapons.

"Today's sentencing is the culmination of a great deal of outstanding work by law enforcement at all levels," Berlin said. "As I have said in the past, drug dealers do not recognize boundaries, and to be successful in our fight against drug dealers, it is critical that we all work together."

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.
    help here