Maywood man gets at least 18 years in ecstasy dealing case
A Maywood man convicted of possessing 600 pills of ecstasy with the intent to distribute them will serve at least 18 years in prison, DuPage County prosecutors announced today.
Troy L. Campbell, of the 2100 block of South 7th Avenue in Maywood, was convicted in a bench trial Sept. 3 of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and controlled substance trafficking, both Class X felonies.
Campbell was sentenced to 24 years in prison by DuPage County Judge Peter Dockery and must serve at least 75 percent of that time, according to a release issued today by the DuPage County state's attorney's office.
Naperville police officers pulled over the car Campbell was riding in on Interstate 290 near York Road on April 18 about 9:15 p.m. after they received a tip that a vehicle Campbell was in might be involved in drug trafficking and then seeing the car violate numerous traffic laws, according to prosecutors. Police found a small amount of marijuana in the car, but also found about 600 pills of ecstasy.
Investigators determined Campbell had bought the drugs in Detroit and was returning home with them at the time of his arrest, according to prosecutors.
Ecstasy, or MDMA, is an illegal psychoactive amphetamine that gives users a feeling of euphoria, among other effects, but which also can lead to long-term depression in frequent users.
-- Staff report
December 9, 2009 7:11 PM
COMMENT: 24 years works out to about 2 weeks per pill :thumbsdown: