Kane sheriff: Parolee sold heroin to undercover officers

  • Ronald T. Doss

    Ronald T. Doss

Updated 7/30/2018 4:40 PM

Kane County authorities have arrested a Romeoville man on charges he sold heroin to undercover police three times and some of the estimated 200 doses of the drug also contained fentanyl.

Ronald T. Doss, 41, of the 1600 block of Richfield Trail, was on parole at the time of his arrest. He is being held at the Kane County jail on $500,000 bail and is due in court Friday.


According to Kane County county court records, Doss has been to prison three times before for crack cocaine and heroin arrests.

The Kane County Sheriff's Office said members of its anti-heroin task force arrested Doss on Friday after he sold heroin to an undercover officer.

Pat Gengler, lieutenant and spokesman for the sheriff's office, could not immediately specify when the drug deals took place, other than the one on Friday. Doss sold roughly 76 grams of heroin, some of which contained fentanyl, and the $5,000 street value was based upon the estimated 200 doses the drugs could be divided into and resold, Gengler said.

Doss must post $50,000 to be released from the Kane County jail while his case is pending; he could face an extended term of up to 60 years based on his previous felony convictions, records show.

Doss was on parole after serving half a 13-year prison term for a 2011 arrest and conviction for selling about $5,000 of crack near a park, school or place of worship in Elgin, records show.

He also went to prison for four years from a 2008 cocaine arrest in Elgin and was sentenced to eight years in prison after an arrest in 1998 for cocaine possession, records show. In each of the cases, state law allowed Doss to serve half each sentence for good behavior while in prison.

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