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updated: 6/10/2014 4:30 PM

Warrenville man's plea, sentencing put on hold

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A 24-year-old Warrenville man who was expected to plead guilty Tuesday and accept a 6-year prison term on charges of selling cocaine to undercover agents was not ready to sign off on the deal.

Roger Johnson, 24, of 30W161 Maplewood Drive, is accused of selling less than 15 grams of the cocaine to undercover agents from Wheaton and Warrenville on Feb. 4 and Feb. 20.

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Johnson's attorney, Kim Gonzales, told Judge John Kinsella Tuesday that Johnson's unrelated case in Cook County has not yet been resolved and his DuPage plea should be put on hold until June 27.

In addition to the guilty plea and prison term, Johnson will seek admission into the state's impact incarceration program, better known as boot camp.

Boot camp inmates, by law, serve seven days for every 30 days of the sentence imposed by a judge.

Johnson's co-defendant, Larissa Pyykkonen, 21, of 518 Kipling Court in Wheaton, pleaded guilty in April to one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced to 86 days in jail, of which she'd already served the required 43 days. She also received two years of probation and $1,200 in fines and fees.

Prosecutors say Pyykkonen drove Johnson to make the deals because he did not have a valid driver's license. Prosecutors said Pyykkonen told them she admitted to helping Johnson because "she needed money to pay bills."

In a separate case, prosecutors are attempting to seize Pyykkonen's 2001 Honda Accord EX, worth about $5,800, because it was used during in commission of a felony drug deal. That case is next scheduled for June 23 in DuPage County.

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