Man’s involvement in selling cocaine lands him 15 years in prison

A Chicago man will spend up to 15 years in jail for his involvement in selling cocaine.

Harvey Owens, 27, was sentenced in Luce County Circuit Court to 2 1/2 to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of obstruction of justice.  He was sentenced as a habitual offender, fourth offense and credited for 90 days in jail.

His sentence will be served consecutively with a Cook County, Illinois case.

His co-defendant, Bradley Heard, 35, also of Chicago has a pretrial scheduled for March 18.

Heard is facing a number of charges, including conspiracy to commit a controlled substance–delivery/manufacture, maintaining a drug house, and delivery/manufacture cocaine, marijuana, or other narcotic less than 50 grams.

The pair was arrested in September by the Straits Area Narcotics Enforcement Team after the men were seen boarding a bus in Newberry.

Detectives seized marijuana, cash, a hand gun, and other drug-trafficking evidence.