Bond set for Cortland man accused of dealing heroin

SYCAMORE – Bond was set at $510,500 Friday for a 30-year-old Cortland man accused of dealing heroin near Clinton Rosette Middle School in DeKalb.

Anthony S. McClain, of the first block of West George Avenue in Cortland, met with a confidential police source about 12:51 p.m. Thursday and sold that person 0.81 grams of heroin near the middle school at First Street and Sycamore Road, according to court records. DeKalb County sheriff’s deputies and DeKalb police monitored the transaction and, soon after he left, DeKalb police pulled over McClain’s car on Sycamore Road south of Hillcrest Avenue, court records show.

Police found money they had provided for the drug deal on McClain, court records show.

McClain was charged with unlawful delivery of heroin within 1,000 feet of a school, unlawful delivery of heroin, unlawful possession of heroin and driving with a revoked license. McClain is on parole for attempted residential burglary and aggravated driving under the influence, according to Illinois Department of Corrections records.

The most serious charge McClain faces typically is punishable with up to 15 years in prison. He is next due in court Thursday.