ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – Kane County Sheriff's Sgt. Aaron Feiza, 44, was charged Tuesday in a one-count indictment with unlawful possession of a controlled substance – cocaine – a Class 4 felony, the Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon and Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul announced in a news release today.
The indictment states that on Feb. 10, 2019, Feiza, of the 34W700 block of Hill Court, St. Charles Township, was unlawfully in possession of less than 15 grams of a substance containing cocaine.
Kane County Circuit Judge Clint Hull issued a warrant for Feiza's arrest. Feiza surrendered today at Elgin Branch Court and posted $1,000 bail, or 10% of the $10,000 bond that was set, and was released.
Kane County Associate Judge Julia Yetter set Feiza's initial court appearance for Dec. 20.
If convicted, Feiza faces a sentence of one to three years in prison or probation.
The Illinois Attorney General's Office and the North Central Narcotics Task Force investigated the case, which remains under investigation.
According to the Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain, Feiza has worked for the office since Jan. 7, 2004.
Hain stated in the release that when state police notified his office in August that it was investigating allegations against Feiza, “I immediately placed him on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.”
“The community expects, as I expect, that law-enforcement officers will obey the law,” Hain stated in the release. “If police fail to meet that expectation, we are obligated to respond accordingly to maintain the public's trust."