A Kankakee County man will serve a 23-year prison term for repeated crack cocaine trafficking.
42-year-old Edward Dorsey Sr. of St. Anne was sentenced Monday to federal prison. Dorsey was also ordered to remain on supervised release for a period of eight years following completion of his prison sentence.
U.S. District Judge Colin S. Bruce sentenced Dorsey within the advisory federal sentencing guideline range after finding that Dorsey was a career offender with two prior felony drug trafficking convictions. In fact, at the time he committed these offenses, Dorsey had five prior felony drug convictions and was serving a three-year term of supervised release for a prior federal drug crime.
Dorsey admitted distributing more than 28 grams of crack cocaine on two occasions, Nov. 21 and Dec. 18, 2013, and also distributing crack cocaine on Dec. 10, 2013. At sentencing, the United States presented evidence that, during his drug trafficking activities, Dorsey threatened to shoot any law enforcement officers investigating him. Dorsey has been in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service since his arrest in this case.