Fair
56°FFairFull Forecast

Illinois woman gets 7 years for delivering cocaine

Published: Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 11:45 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 11:46 p.m. CDT

BELVIDERE – A northern Illinois woman has been sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to delivering cocaine to a police informant near a church.

The Boone County State's Attorney's Office said Thursday that 27-year-old Crystal Cepeda was sentenced Wednesday. It said Cepeda delivered around 1.3 grams of a substance containing cocaine to a cooperating witness in February and March.

The delivery occurred within 1,000 feet of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Belvidere.

Delivering narcotics within 1,000 feet of a church is a felony. It carries a sentence of up to 30 years in prison and a $500,000 fine.

Get breaking and town-specific news sent to your phone. Sign up for text alerts from the Northwest Herald.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Reader Poll

How much did salary weigh in your college major decisions?
A lot
Some
Not at all
I didn't go to college