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Geneva man gets 4 years in prison on drug charges

Published: Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 5:30 a.m. CST

ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – A Geneva man was sentenced to four years in prison this week after being convicted of possessing up to 15 grams of cocaine, a felony.

Court records show Hector Romero-Luna, 37, pleaded guilty in December and was sentenced by Associate Kane County Judge Clint Hull. Romero-Luna will get credit for time served and pay a fine of $8,185, records show.

Romero-Luna first was charged in December 2011 after Kane County Sheriff’s deputies raided a house he was renting on the 400 block of Chalmers Street, following a tip that drugs were being dealt from there, officials said.

He initially was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, unlawful possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver, unlawful possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of a firearm without a firearms owners identification card and with four counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, records show.

Also arrested with Romero-Luna was his nephew, Julio Rubio, 23, who shared the rented house on Chalmers with him. Rubio pleaded guilty in August to felony charges of possession of a controlled substance. In October, Hull assessed a fine of $3,185 and sentenced Julio to 30 months of probation, court records show.

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