Crack cocaine leads to prison
LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - A former resident of Cook County, Illinois, has been sentenced to prison for selling crack cocaine to undercover police officers.
Tippecanoe County Prosecutor Pat Harrington said 27-year-old Jamall Odum pleaded guilty to a felony count of dealing cocaine.
Harrington said the sale took place within 1000 feet of the McAllister Recreation Center in Lafayette.
Odum was sentenced in Tippecanoe Superior Court Two Friday to 20 years in the Indiana Department of Corrections.
Harrington said police obtained a search warrant for Odum's residence following the sale in July, 2009.
Police found 35 grams of crack cocaine which Harrington said had a street value of $3,500 to $4,500. They also found a loaded .38 caliber revolver.
Harrington said Odum is originally from Cook County, Illinois, but had been living in Lafayette for about a year before his arrest.
Friday, 18 Jun 2010
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