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Press Release-Alonte Bjorlie Sentence


Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2019

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November 12th, 2019

State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross

 

     Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross announces that on November 8th, 2019, Alonte M. Bjorlie (DOB: 4/5/1996)was sentenced to 15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine, 15 years for Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin and 15 years for Possession with Intent to Deliver Fentanyl by the Honorable Judge Ronald White. The defendant will also be on Mandatory Supervised Release for three years after he is released from prison. Bjorlie was found guilty of all three Possession with Intent to Deliver charges after a jury trial in August. The sentences will run concurrently and be served at 50%.

     On May 7th, 2019, Winnebago County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the area of Route 251 and Windsor Road. The driver was identified as the defendant, Alonte Bjorlie. Deputies smelled marijuana and conducted a search of Bjorlie’s vehicle. A further investigation revealed that the defendant was in possession of several controlled substances. Portions of the controlled substances were sent to the Illinois State Police Crime Lab for testing and came back positive for cocaine, heroin and fentanyl.

     Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine is a Class X Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 6-30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by three years of Mandatory Supervised Release.

     Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin is a Class 1 Felony that is punishable by an extended sentence of 4-15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by two years of Mandatory Supervised Release.

     Possession with Intent to Deliver Fentanyl is a Class 1 Felony that is punishable by an extended sentence of 4-15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by two years of Mandatory Supervised Release.

 

           

CONTACT PERSON:

Alternative Justice & Outreach Coordinator

Katie Zimmerman

815-319-4725

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