DeKalb man gets 6 years for delivering heroin
SYCAMORE – A DeKalb man who pleaded guilty to delivering heroin near Clinton Rosette Middle School was sentenced to time in prison.
Grant Kersten, 29, of the 500 block of Katherine Circle in DeKalb, pleaded guilty to unlawful delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school, a Class 1 felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison.
In March 2011, Kersten was arrested by DeKalb police in connection to the death of a 27-year-old DeKalb man, who was found dead from an apparent heroin overdose at his home in the 700 block of North Sixth Street.
Kersten was sentenced to six years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, two years of parole and $2,400 in fines and costs. He also gave a statement under oath that videotaped statements he gave to detectives were accurate.
Cornelius Jones, 37, of the 800 block of Russell Road, also has been charged in the case. He is next due in court April 5.
– Caitlin Mullen