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updated: 7/8/2014 5:46 PM

Officials: Schaumburg man sold cocaine

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A 32-year-old Schaumburg man who authorities say sold cocaine several times to an undercover Cook County Sheriff's Police officer was ordered held on $70,000 bond Tuesday.

Clarence Bush, of the 1400 block of Mercury Drive, has been charged with delivery of a controlled substance.

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Prosecutors say Bush sold between 6.3 and 7.4 grams of cocaine to the undercover officer on May 20, May 29 and June 5. For each transaction, Bush received $300, said Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Elizabeth Brogan.

Brogan said Bush sold 28.5 grams of cocaine to the officer in exchange for $1,100 on June 12. If convicted on that class X charge, Bush faces up to 30 years in prison. If convicted on the other charges, he faces up to 15 years in prison, Brogan said.

In setting bond at $40,000 for the class X charge and $10,000 for each of the other charges, Cook County Judge Jill Cerone Marisie noted that Bush has failed to appear in court five times on past charges. In addition, prosecutors said he has a 2001 conviction for delivery of a controlled substance for which he received a three-year prison sentence after violating his probation. He was sentenced to three years in prison in 2004 for the unlawful use of a weapon, and he received 24 months probation in 2009 after he was convicted of harassing a witness, Brogan said.

Bush next appears in court on July 31.

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