Crime & Courts

Carpentersville man sentenced to 16 years in prison for intent to deliver, possession of heroin

Mario Betancourt, 38, of the 2100 block of Morningside Circle, Carpentersville
Mario Betancourt, 38, of the 2100 block of Morningside Circle, Carpentersville

A Carpentersville man has been sentenced to 16 years in prison in connection with a 2017 drug investigation that yielded nearly 3 pounds of heroin and more than $10,000 in cash.

Mario Betancourt, 38, accepted an offer from the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office and pleaded guilty May 9 to possession with intent to deliver heroin, according to a news release.

Betancourt was arrested after officers with the Carpentersville Police Department and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration searched his home in the 2100 block of Morningside Circle. Inside, police discovered about $120,000 worth of heroin and thousands of dollars in cash, the release stated.

The 38-year-old later admitted to police that the heroin was his, according to the news release.

Betancourt is required to serve at least 75% of the prison sentence. He will receive credit for about two years that he already has served in the Kane County Jail.

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