Former Stantstead College security guard sentenced to 6 years in prison

in Eastern Townships/News/Stanstead

STANSTEAD, QC — Sylvain Bergeron, 44, of Ogden, was sentenced by an Illinois judge to serve six years in prison after he was found in possession of a large quantity of cocaine back in 2014.

According to court records, Bergeron was charged with possession of more than 900 grams of cocaine with intent to sell.

Bergeron, a former night security guard at Stanstead College, was stopped by Illinois State Police on January 10, 2014, for improper lane use and talking on his cell phone while driving.

A police dog assigned to the officer making the traffic stop detected the scent of drugs.

Officers later found a red duffel bag in the back seat containing the cocaine. Bergeron has been held at the Will County Jail in Joliet, Illinois since his arrest.

He pleaded guilty on Thursday to the charges and received the mandatory minimum sentence of six years imprisonment with no possibility of probation, avoiding the maximum sentence of 30 years in prison.

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