Canadian national pleads to Class X drug charge, gets six years

July 2

JOLIET – Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow announces that a man from Ogden, Canada has been sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty on Friday to unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

Sylvain Bergeron, 44, was arrested on Jan. 10, 2014 following a traffic stop for improper lane use on Interstate 355 near Homer Glen. A canine unit was deployed and detected the scent of illegal narcotics. A search of the vehicle uncovered a large amount of cocaine in a red duffle bag in the back seat. 

Unlawful possession of a controlled substance, the charge to which Bergeron pleaded, is a Class X felony that carries a minimum sentence of six years in prison with no option for probation.