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Crime & Courts

Man who kept dealing while on bond gets 7 years

Blake A. Fisher, 23, of DeKalb
Blake A. Fisher, 23, of DeKalb

SYCAMORE – A DeKalb man who kept dealing drugs while he was free on bond has taken a deal for a sentence of seven years in prison, according to a news release from the DeKalb County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Blake A. Fisher, who recently turned 23, pleaded guilty Thursday to unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon and unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

The drug possession charge is typically punishable by four to 15 years in prison. Chief Judge Robbin Stuckert accepted Fisher’s plea Thursday and sentenced him to seven years; if he behaves himself in prison, he could be out in a little more than three years, because he’s already served 106 days in the DeKalb County jail.

Assistant State’s Attorney Scott Schwertley said Thursday police served a warrant Oct. 3, 2017, in the 600 block of North 10th Street and found a Glock .40-caliber pistol and a Smith & Wesson 9mm pistol, as well as boxes of ammunition, 88 Xanax pills. Fisher was released on his signature but ordered to wear an electronic home monitoring bracelet, records show.

When DeKalb County Sheriff’s deputies checked in on Fisher Dec. 21, 2018, at his place to make sure he was complying with his bond, they found 15 grams of cocaine, a digital scale and other drug-dealing equipment, as well as metal knuckles and $800.

“In this case, following up to ensure that this defendant was in compliance with the conditions of his bond proved to be worth the effort,” State’s Attorney Rick Amato said. “Great work by the DeKalb County Sheriff’s deputies, DeKalb police, and ASA Schwertley to hold this drug dealer accountable.”

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