Urbana teen admits selling cocaine, gets prison term
URBANA — An Urbana teen who admitted selling cocaine to a police informant has been sentenced to seven years in prison.
Because of a prior conviction in 2012 for delivery of a controlled substance, Jamonte Hill, 19, whose last known address was in the 1000 block of Geraldine Avenue, had to be sentenced to prison for this conviction for delivery of a controlled substance.
Assistant State's Attorney Troy Lozar said Hill pleaded guilty before Judge Tom Difanis on Friday to selling 0.27 gram of cocaine to a source working with Urbana police on Busey Avenue on Jan. 14.
Two other counts alleging different sales in January were dismissed in that case. Also dismissed were a second felony case alleging Hill sold cocaine in March and a third felony case alleging that he fired a gun on June 7 on Mimosa Drive in north Champaign, the first in a string of approximately nine shootings in Champaign during June. No one was physically hurt in that shooting.
As part of the plea for prison, Hill's probation in a 2012 drug-related case was terminated unsuccessfully.
Lozar said Hill also had juvenile adjudications for drug-related offenses from 2008 and 2011.