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Canadian gets 6 years on coke conviction

Canadian gets 6 years on coke conviction

A Canadian citizen was sentenced Thursday to six years in prison for possession of a large quantity of cocaine with intent to sell it. A Will County judge issued the sentence to Sylvain Bergeron, 44, of Ogden, Canada, who was arrested after a traffic stop on Jan. 10, 2014 on Interstate 355 near Homer Glen, according to county prosecutors. They said Illinois State Police had pulled him over for improper lane use but a police dog detected the scent of drugs and officers found a duffel bag in the back seat containing a large amount of cocaine. The dog just happened to have been assigned to the officer making the traffic stop, said Charles Pelkie, spokesman for the Will County state's...