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Career drug dealer from West Dundee found guilty

Timothy S. Newberry / phofrom Kane County State's Attorney's office

Timothy S. Newberry / photo from Kane County State's Attorney's office

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Updated: January 5, 2014 6:35AM

A West Dundee man with a long history of convictions for selling narcotics has been convicted for selling drugs to an undercover police officer this year, according to the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Timothy S. Newberry, 51, most recently of the 600 block of Edwards Avenue, was convicted Tuesday by a Kane County jury of one count of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, a Class 3 felony.

The jury deliberated for about 30 minutes before it reached its verdict.

On May 28, 2013, Newberry arranged to sell four alprazolam pills for $45 to an undercover police officer outside a business in the 200 block of West Main Street in Carpentersville, authorities said. At the time of the transaction, Newberry told the officer that he could obtain additional alprazolam pills for a future transaction. Alprazolam is the pharmaceutical name for Xanax, a prescribed sedative and anti-anxiety medication.

Circuit Judge Karen Simpson set Newberry’s next court appearance for Feb. 21 for motions and sentencing. Newberry faces a sentence of probation or between two and 10 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Newberry has 11 prior convictions dating to the early 1980s. Most of the convictions are drug-related.

Newberry had been in custody at the Kane County jail since his arrest in lieu of $25,000 bail. Bond was revoked upon conviction.

“Mr. Newberry has had plenty of opportunities in life to obtain gainful employment and stop selling drugs. It is a shame he hasn’t learned that,” State’s Attorney Joe McMahon said in a release.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorneys Alex Bederka and Sal LoPiccolo.

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