Man sentenced to prison in drug case

Man sentenced to prison in drug case

URBANA — An Orland Park man who took part in peddling drugs to fans attending a concert at an Urbana nightclub last year is headed to prison.

Champaign County Judge Tom Difanis agreed to recommend Sam Kacerovskis, 20, for the Department of Corrections' boot camp program after sentencing him to four years in prison on Monday.

Kacerovskis pleaded guilty in February to possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, admitting that he intended to sell Ecstasy in Urbana on Feb. 2, 2013.

Kacerovskis was one of five people that University of Illinois Police approached as they stood around a car in the parking garage of the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts on Goodwin Avenue in Urbana.

Police reports revealed that the four men and one woman were there to peddle cocaine, Ecstasy, nitrous oxide, cannabis and LSD to college-age students attending a concert at the Canopy Club, 708 S. Goodwin Ave., U.

The two main players, Marshall Giorango, 20, and Tomas Rekasius, 21, both of Orland Park, have already been sentenced to 12 and nine years in prison respectively for their roles in the scheme. Both pleaded guilty earlier to possession with intent to deliver cocaine.

Assistant State's Attorney Sarah Carlson told Difanis that Giorango and Rekasius were using friends and acquaintances from the Chicago suburbs to go to dance clubs on college campuses and sell the so-called "club drugs."

Although Kacerovskis had no criminal history, he admitted to a probation officer that he had used cannabis, cocaine and Ecstasy.

Another man and woman who admitted taking part in the drugs sales were earlier sentenced to first offender probation and probation respectively.

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