Aurora man gets 11 years for possession of large quantity of methamphetamine

SHARE Aurora man gets 11 years for possession of large quantity of methamphetamine
SHARE Aurora man gets 11 years for possession of large quantity of methamphetamine

A west suburban man caught transporting a large quantity of methamphetamine has agreed to a plea deal that will send him to prison for more than 11 years.

Jaime N. Vasquez agreed Thursday to a sentence of 11½ years in prison and pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine, a Class X felony, according to the Kane County state’s attorney’s office. Associate Judge Clint Hull accepted the plea.

About 10:45 a.m. on Nov. 12, 2012, Vasquez was a passenger in a vehicle pulled over by a Kane County sheriff’s deputy for a traffic violation on I-88, according to prosecutors. Officers searching the vehicle found 580 grams of crystal meth, with a street value of about $45,000.

Vasquez,, 32, of the 500 block of East Broadway in Aurora, admitted he was transporting the drugs to sell in Minnesota, prosecutors said.

By law, he is eligible for day-for-day sentencing and will receive credit for about 886 days served in the Kane County jail. His $250,000 bond was revoked on conviction.

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