Oakley Outlet Man sentenced to nine years in
Man sentenced to nine years in drug case
URBANA An Orland Park man who admitted Oakley Outlet he had cocaine for sale near the site of a concert at an Urbana bar was sentenced Wednesday to nine years in prison.
Tomas Rekasius, 21, pleaded guilty in August to possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.
Champaign County Judge Tom Difanis imposed the prison sentence, which was mandated for the Class 1 felony. Oakley Outlet Rekasius could have received up to 15 years.
The charge stemmed from his arrest Feb. 2 at the Krannert Center parking garage in the 500 block of South Goodwin Avenue in Urbana.
According to Assistant Stat Oakley Outlet e’s Attorney Sarah Carlson, a special unit of University of Illinois police officers concentrating on drug sales approached Rekasius and four other men who also ended up being arrested as they stood around a vehicle in the parking lot.
Carlson said officers saw Rekasius drop a plastic bag containing pink pills later identified as Ecstasy. He was also ordered to take his hands out of his pockets and when he did, officers saw him holding a la Oakley Outlet rge roll of cash.
Police, who were there because of a concert at the Canopy Club, searched the vehicle and found about 20 grams of cocaine, almost 375 pills of Ecstasy, Ecstasy in powder form, LSD, a 100 pound tank of nitrous oxide, commonly referred to as laughing gas, and about $3,400 cash.
In addition to prison, Rekasius was also ordered to pay $112 restitution to the UI police for them to destroy the nitrous oxide tank, a $7,500 street value fine and a $2,000 assessment mandated to be paid in controlled substances cases.
Carlson said Rekasius had two prior convictions for manufacture or delivery of cannabis and was on probation for possession of a controlled substance at the time of his arrest.