Police arrest man on drug charges

By Greg Rivara

A DeKalb resident was arrested by DeKalb Police Friday for delivering cocaine.

Kerry D. West, 335 S. First St., was charged with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance. Additional charges might be filed after the State’s Attorney’s office reviews the case.

Assistant State’s Attorney Duke Harris said the charges stem from a cocaine delivery. “A little over six grams” was delivered, Harris said.

A search warrant was executed when West was arrested at his home, DeKalb Police Detective William Thompson said.

Harris refused to comment concerning where the delivery took place, who bought the cocaine or if any drug paraphernalia was found at West’s residence because the case is still under investigation, he said.

Unlawful delivery of a controlled substance is a Class I felony. If convicted, West faces a prison sentence of at least four but no more than 15 years, Harris said. The prison term is non-probational, he said.