A West Dundee man with a criminal history dating back to the 1980s was sentenced to four years in prison after being convicted of selling Xanax pills to an undercover Carpentersville police officer.
Timothy S. Newberry, 51, of the 600 block of Edwards Avenue, was sentenced Friday by Judge Karen Simpson after a jury convicted him in December of delivery of a controlled substance.
According to Kane County prosecutors, Newberry sold the four pills to an undercover officer for $45 in May 2013 outside a business on the 200 block of West Main Street in Carpentersville. Newberry also told the officer he could get more of the sedative and anti-anxiety medication for another drug sale.
Newberry faced up to 10 years in prison because of his long criminal history, which consisted of 11 convictions dating back to the early 1980s, prosecutors said.
"Mr. Newberry has had plenty of opportunities in life to obtain gainful employment and stop selling drugs. It's a shame he hasn't learned that," Kane County State's Attorney Joe McMahon said.
Newberry also must pay $1,465 in court fines and costs. He can have his sentence cut in half for good behavior while in prison.