Sentencing date scheduled for man convicted of hauling heroin

Sentencing date scheduled for man convicted of hauling heroin

URBANA — A Schaumburg man is scheduled to be sentenced on June 11 for having approximately $40,000 worth of heroin in a car in Champaign County last September.

Anthony C. Buchanan, 41, pleaded guilty Friday to one count of unlawful possession with intent to deliver heroin.

As part of the plea agreement, two counts of manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance will be dismissed at the sentencing hearing.

According to a police report, an Illinois State trooper stopped a southbound car on Interstate 57 near Champaign about 11:30 a.m. Sept. 6 because of a traffic violation.

A drug-sniffing dog alerted the trooper to the presence of drugs in the car. A search turned up 286 grams, or 10 ounces, of heroin in the fuel tank lid. That amounts to 2,860 individuals doses of the drug.

Buchanan, who was the driver, told police he was taking the heroin from Chicago to Memphis to sell.

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