A suburban man was convicted by a federal jury of operating a heroin sales ring for nearly six years and using the proceeds to buy jewelry, cars and suburban properties.
David Price, 34, was living in Brookfield at the time of his arrest, but federal prosecutors said he had lived in Lombard, Country Club Hills, Darien and Bolingbrook at various times while he ran the heroin distribution ring that operated on Chicago's west side.
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Federal authorities said the government's bid to seize Price's assets -- including a $35,000 22-karat diamond-encrusted watch, real estate holdings and $1.1 million in cash -- is still pending.
Jurors took about an hour to deliberate before finding Price guilty Wednesday morning.
Price is facing a mandatory minimum of 20 years in prison and could receive a life sentence, prosecutors said. Sentencing is set for July 30.