Oregon man gets 4 years for selling drugs

OREGON – An Oregon man pleaded guilty Friday in Ogle County Court to distributing a drug look-alike substance and was sentenced to 4 years in prison.

Austin J. Allen, 26, was arrested on June 6 after Ogle County sheriff’s deputies searched his home – a search that, at the time, Sheriff Michael Harn said stemmed from an investigation into the sales of cocaine, marijuana and prescription pills in the Oregon area.

Allen also will have to pay a $100 lab fee, a $500 drug assessment fee, and court costs.

At the time of Allen’s arrest, Harn said Allen had a “substantial operation.” He said he hoped Allen’s arrest would “put a dent in that trade.”