Warrenville man ready to plead in cocaine case

Updated 5/20/2014 2:28 PM
  • Roger Johnson

    Roger Johnson

A 24-year-old Warrenville man is set to plead guilty and accept a six-year prison term on charges of selling cocaine to undercover agents.

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

Johnson's attorney, Kim Gonzales, told Judge John Kinsella Tuesday that 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 7 days for every 30 days of the sentence imposed by a judge.

Johnson's co-defendant Larissa Pyykkonen, 21, of 518 Kipling Ct. in Wheaton pleaded guilty last month 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 sales because he does 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.

Gonzales said Johnson will officially accept the deal and be sentenced on June 10 after she discusses the arrangement with attorneys in Cook County where Johnson also has charges pending.

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