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    Elgin Drug Dealer Makes Plea, Gets 11 Years In Woman’s Overdose Death

    23-year-old Gehovani R. Gomez has agreed to a sentence of 11 years in prison in exchange for a guilty plea to the offense of drug-induced homicide, Class X felony.

    Kane County Circuit Judge John A. Barsanti accepted the plea.

    In the early the afternoon of Sept. 6, 2018, Gomez sold between 1 and 15 grams of a substance containing heroin and fentanyl to the victim, 30-year-old Crystal Villegas of West Dundee. Villegas was found dead in her West Dundee apartment around 8 p.m. that evening.

    The Kane County Coroner’s Office determined that Villegas died of heroin and fentanyl intoxication.

    In accordance with Illinois law, Gomez must serve at least 75 percent of the sentence. He receives credit for 357 days served in the Kane County jail, where he has been held since his arrest in lieu of $500,000 bail.

    “When Crystal Villegas went looking for heroin, Mr. Gomez was there to answer the call, providing her with the dangerous illegal narcotics that caused her to die of an overdose,” commented Kane County Assistant State’s Attorney William G. Engerman. “This defendant was a drug dealer and the community should not have to tolerate that. I hope this guilty plea and prison sentence provide some justice for Crystal Villegas’ loved ones. My thanks to the West Dundee Police Department for its work in this investigation.”

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    • Sean

      I hope they deport him after he completes his sentence.

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