A 33-year-old Elgin man, who police say sold cocaine to undercover Elgin police officers multiple times, was ordered held on $500,000 bond Thursday.
Ina Spates, of the 1400 block of Kenneth Circle, was charged with five counts of manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance, a class X felony. Cook County Judge Joseph Cataldo set bond at $100,000 for each charge.
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Spates, who was on parole at the time of his arrest, has numerous drug convictions, said Cook County Assistant State's Attorney David Shin. Among them is a 2008 conviction for the manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance, for which Spates was sentenced to eight years in prison, Shin said. In 2002, Spates was sentenced to two years in prison for aggravated battery and one year for mob action, Shin said. He also has a 2001 conviction for manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance for which he was sentenced to three years in prison, Shin said.
At various Elgin locations including Lords Park, Spates sold cocaine in amounts ranging from 5.1 grams to 11.3 grams to an undercover officer and a confidential informant from Dec. 31, 2013, through March 21, 2014, Shin said. Video surveillance captured the transactions, Shin said.
If convicted, Spates faces up to 30 years in prison. He next appears in court on Aug. 14.