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Elgin man gets 13-plus years for selling heroin to undercover cop near park

A northwest suburban man who sold heroin to an undercover police officer on at least six occasions in 2013 will spend more than 13 years in prison after a plea deal reached Wednesday.

Rinnell Mallory, 43, of Elgin, agreed to a 13½-year sentence in exchange for a guilty plea to delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a park, according to the Kane County state’s attorney’s office. Judge Susan Clancy Boles accepted the plea.

“Heroin overdoses are at epidemic levels in the Chicago area and across the county. It is of critical importance that we send a strong message that peddling this poison in Kane County will not be tolerated,” state’s attorney Joe McMahon said in a statement.

On July 15, 2013, an undercover officer contacted Mallory about buying heroin, and Mallory provided contact information for a co-defendant. The co-defendant and a second co-defendant met with the officer and sold 1.2 grams of heroin for $130, according to prosecutors.

The sale took place near Foundry Park in the 100 block of North State Street, making the charge a Class X felony, prosecutors said.

On at least five other occasions, Mallory sold heroin or arranged for the drug to be sold to undercover officers, prosecutors said.

Cases against the two co-defendants are pending. One is charged with five counts of delivery of a controlled substance. The other is charged with one count of delivery of a controlled substance.

Mallory, most recently of the 500 block of Van Street in Elgin, is eligible for day-for-day sentencing, and was given credit for at least 419 days served in the Kane County jail, where he was held on a $500,000 bond since his arrest.