Elgin man gets 6 years for selling drugs near Wing Park
An Elgin man who was arrested and charged with selling cocaine three times to an confidential police informant, including one sale near a park, has been sentenced to six years in prison.
Terry L. Rogers, 52, of the 100 block of Silver Street, pleaded guilty this month to one count of manufacture/delivery of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school, park or place of worship, which is a felony punishable by six to 30 years in prison with no chance of probation, according to Kane County court records.
Elgin police arrested Rogers on March 13, 2018, on the 1000 block of Wing Park Street, which is within 1,000 feet of Wing Park, on charges he sold about 5 grams of cocaine to an informant.
Police stopped Rogers' 2004 red GMC Yukon for an improper turn signal and learned his license was suspended, triggering an arrest and subsequent search of his SUV in which authorities seized 12.6 grams of cocaine, under a gram of marijuana and $762, according to police.
The same informant used marked U.S. currency to buy $300 worth of cocaine from Rogers that March day and two previous times: Dec. 6, 2017, on the 0-99 block of South State Street; and Dec. 11, 2017, on the 1500 block of Maple Lane, according to an Elgin police report.
Under the plea agreement accepted by Judge D.J. Tegeler, Kane County prosecutors dismissed other charges against Rogers. He also must pay $3,215 in fines and fees, and can have his prison term cut in half for good behavior, records show.
Records show Rogers has previous felony convictions and served prison time for cocaine and marijuana possession, possession of a firearm by a felon, and aggravated DUI/driving while license suspended.