- Associated Press - Friday, January 20, 2017

ST. CHARLES, Ill. (AP) - A purported Chicago-area drug dealer convicted in the armed robbery of an undercover police officer has been given a 21-year prison sentence.

A Kane County state’s attorney’s statement says John E. Dodd arranged to sell marijuana to the officer in a car when an accomplice stepped in and pointed a gun at the officer’s head. The gun discharged in a struggle, though no one was hurt.

The 23-year-old from Elgin agreed to plead guilty to armed robbery for the sentence. A circuit judge accepted the plea Friday.

Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon called Dodd “a dangerous drug dealer” who, along with his accomplice, was “willing to shoot someone over a small amount of cash.”

With credit for good behavior, Dodd could be released after serving around half his sentence.

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