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updated: 8/1/2014 6:19 AM

Illinois woman gets 7 years for delivering cocaine

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BELVIDERE, Ill. -- A northern Illinois woman has been sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to delivering cocaine to a police informant near a church.

The Boone County State's Attorney's Office said Thursday that 27-year-old Crystal Cepeda was sentenced Wednesday. It says Cepeda delivered around 1.3 grams of a substance containing cocaine to a cooperating witness in February and March.

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The delivery occurred within 1,000 feet of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Belvidere.

Delivering narcotics within 1,000 feet of a church is a felony. It carries a sentence of up to 30 years in prison and a $500,000 fine.

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