Drug court participant accused of selling cocaine
SYCAMORE – A DeKalb County drug court participant is accused of dealing cocaine last month, which is essentially the same criminal charge that landed him in the program.
Christopher D. Sargent, 28, of the 1100 block of Rushmoore Drive in DeKalb, is accused of delivering less than a gram of cocaine to confidential police sources April 15 and April 22, court records show.
The new charges mean he will be kicked out of drug court, a specialized program that drops or reduces criminal charges for defendants who complete drug treatment and other requirements, DeKalb County Drug Court Coordinator Marilyn Stromborg said. The program handbook mandates that participants leave if they are charged with new crimes.
Sargent joined DeKalb County’s drug court in November after being accused of selling cocaine in DeKalb to confidential police sources in June and July, according to court records. In February, he was placed on electronic home monitoring as part of the program, but that restriction was lifted April 4 after staff noted he was calling in daily, attending a self-help group and meeting other requirements, court records show.
Sargent was jailed last week after a drug test showed cocaine in his system, court records show. Now that the new felony charges have been filed, Sargent remains in jail, unable to post 10 percent of his $150,000 bond. He is next due in court Friday.