A 38-year-old man was sentenced to five years in prison for retail theft and selling heroin in Crystal Lake after he did not comply with his original sentence.
Brett J. Norris, 38, whose last known address was the Rockford Rescue Mission in Rockford, originally pleaded guilty to retail theft on May 4, 2017. He also pleaded guilty to possession with intent to deliver heroin on July 19, 2018.
On the drug charge, he was sentenced to 30 months of probation, $4,220 in court fees, 100 hours of public service, drug treatment, random breathalyzer tests and was credited with 176 days for time served in jail.
On the theft charge, he was sentenced to 30 months of probation, $1,939 in court fees, $333 in restitution, 100 hours of public service, drug treatment and 210 days in the county jail.
The McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office said that Norris admitted to Judge Robert Wilbrandt of violating the terms of his original sentence.
As a result, his probation was revoked and Judge Wilbrandt sentenced him to five years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the retail theft charge and a concurrent 4 ½ years on his drug charge.
He will serve a total of five years in prison.
The original investigations were conducted by the McHenry Police Department and the Crystal Lake Police Department. Mary Ann Scholl and Brette Dunbar of the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office prosecuted the two cases.