ELGIN – A 30-year-old Elgin man has been handed a 15-year prison sentence for selling cocaine near a public park.
Samuel Span was sentenced late Thursday by Kane County Circuit Judge John Barsanti. He was convicted in February of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance.
The Kane County State’s Attorney’s office said Span and a co-defendant sold more than 5 grams of cocaine to an undercover officer at a home within 1,000 feet of a city park.
Officials said span has previous convictions for weapons offenses and other violent crimes in Kane and Cook County.
State’s Attorney Joe McMahon said Elgin is – in his words – safer without Span “on the street peddling his poison.”