- Associated Press - Thursday, July 14, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) - A suburban Chicago educator has been found guilty of distributing heroin.

Brian Thurman, who lived on Chicago’s West Side, was acquitted Thursday of possession of guns in connection with a drug crime.

U.S. District Judge Virginia Kendall ordered the 44-year-old Thurman taken into custody and set his sentencing for Dec. 12.

Thurman was accused of selling heroin to a man who was then caught with the drugs while driving in Duluth, Minnesota in 2013. The man became an informant and helped the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigate Thurman, who allegedly sold about 150 grams of heroin to the man in September 2013 and was arrested.

Authorities say Thurman was dean of discipline at Joseph Academy in Des Plaines at the time he was arrested.

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