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Allegedly Dealing Heroin to Undercover Cops Earns Ottawa Man Eight-Year Sentence

Posted by wlpo on June 10, 2016

An Ottawa man is the latest to be given a lengthy prison stay stemming from law enforcement’s crackdown on heroin in the Illinois Valley.

Thirty-three year old Marco Verucchi was arrested back in February. Police accused him of selling heroin to undercover officers. When he was arrested, he also allegedly had heroin in his possession.

Verucchi pled guilty to those charges on Friday. As a result, he was sentenced to 8 years in prison. That sentence was higher than usual for the charge, but Verucchi’s extensive criminal past worked against him in the deal. He was also given 6 years for the charge of possession of a controlled substance, but the two sentences will be served together.

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