Man gets 12 years for selling more than $5,000 worth of cocaine
MORRISON – A Dixon man was sentenced Thursday to three concurrent 12-year prison sentences for selling more than $5,000 worth of cocaine to a state police informant in Whiteside County in 2009.
Juan P. Amezola, 33, was given 330 days credit for time served in the Whiteside County Jail.
He also was sentenced to 3 years for probation violations in a 2008 case in which he was convicted of aggravated battery, mob action, and obstructing justice. That sentence will run concurrent to the first.
Amezola sold almost 2 ounces – about 56 grams – to a Blackhawk Area Task Force informant three times between August and October 2009. The cocaine had a street value of about $5,600, police said.
His brother, Rogelio Amezola, 36, is in the Whiteside County Jail on a $1 million bond, accused of selling 173 grams of cocaine in Rock Falls in May 2011.
Another brother, Adrian Amezola, 30, was sentenced in March 2010 to 141/2 years in federal prison for selling at least 5 kilograms of cocaine, worth about $176,000.