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Rock Island man sentenced to 13-year prison term in cocaine case

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Kendall D. Randolph, 24, of Rock Island, was sentenced to 13 years in prison for possessing a large amount of cocaine he intended to sell Aug. 18.[]

ROCK ISLAND — A 24-year-old Rock Island man has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for possessing more than 400 grams of cocaine with the intent to sell it.

Kendall D. Randolph, 24, of the 500 block of Seventh Street, Rock Island, plead guilty Aug. 18 to unlawful possession of a controlled substance in a Kane County court, according to a news release from the Kane County State's Attorney's Office. Kane County Associate Judge David R. Kliment accepted the plea, and Randolph was sentenced to 13 years in prison and a $39,000 fine.

Around 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 24, 2016, a Kane County Sheriff’s deputy stopped a car in which Randolph was a passenger for a traffic violation near mile marker 101 in far western Kane County, Kane County Assistant State’s Attorney Andrew Whitfield said during the plea hearing. The deputy then asked to search the vehicle and found a plastic bag that contained more than 400 grams of cocaine.

Randolph said the cocaine was his and that the driver did not know about it.

According to Illinois law, Randolph receives credit for five days served in the Kane County jail. He had been free on bond.