Lincoln Police arrests lead to three drug convictions with a fourth
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[July 31, 2017]
July 21, 2017 following a bench trial, Associate Judge William
Workman found 32-year-old LC Norman (d.o.b. 1-11-85) of the 5800
block of S. Union Street, Chicago, Illinois, guilty of unlawfully
possessing with the intent to deliver more than 100 grams of cocaine
on June 7, 2016.
In addition, Judge Workman found Norman guilty of unlawfully possessing
with the intent to deliver more than 1 gram of heroin on June 7, 2016,
and unlawfully possessing with the intent to deliver more than 1 gram
cocaine on August 22, 2015.
Logan County Assistant State’s Attorney Bradley Hauge presented evidence
that Norman frequently received money transfers from multiple Logan
County drug dealers and would then supply cocaine and heroin to those
dealers. On August 22, 2015, Christopher Parrish, 28 (d.o.b. 7-25-89),
was driving a vehicle traveling from Chicago to Lincoln, with Norman as
a passenger, when officers from the Lincoln Police Department stopped
the vehicle. Inside a hidden compartment of the vehicle law enforcement
found 13.7 grams of cocaine.
On June 7, 2016, Patrick Fry, 20 (d.o.b. 10-15-96), was driving a
vehicle traveling southbound toward Lincoln, with Norman again as a
passenger, when the Lincoln Police Department attempted to stop the
vehicle. The vehicle initially started to pull over before accelerating.
During the pursuit of the vehicle, law enforcement estimated Fry drove
in excess of 100 miles per hour on Lincoln Parkway in Lincoln and
committed several traffic violations. While attempting to flee law
enforcement, Norman reached into his backpack and threw a plastic
grocery bag from the vehicle. Law enforcement recovered the plastic
grocery bag, which contained smaller plastic bags containing 124.3 grams
of cocaine and 9.9 grams of heroin. Also in the area where the grocery
bag was found, law enforcement located Terry Helton, 21 (d.o.b 7-14-96),
also searching for the same grocery bag.
Upon finding Norman guilty, Judge Workman revoked Norman’s bond and set
a sentencing hearing for September 20, 2017 at 3:00pm. The most serious
charge for which Norman was found guilty is a Class X Felony and carries
a penalty between 9 and 40 years in the Illinois Department of
Corrections to be followed by 3 years of Mandatory Supervised Release,
formerly called Parole and a sentence of Probation is not possible.
According to Illinois law, Norman will have to serve at least 75% of the
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In 2005, Norman had been twice found guilty in Cook County of
Burglary, each a Class 2 Felony. In 2009, Norman had been found
guilty in Cook County of Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon, a
Class 2 Felony. In 2010, Norman had been found guilty in Cook County
of Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon, a Class 2 Felony.
On March 28, 2017, Patrick Fry agreed to a sentence of 10 years in
the Illinois Department of Corrections in exchange for a guilty plea
to Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, a Class 1 Felony,
for his conduct. In addition Fry was ordered to pay $4,513.00 in
fines, fees and costs. According to Illinois law, Fry is eligible
for day-for-day credit and received credit for 268 days served in
the Logan County jail.
In exchange for his cooperation with law enforcement, his testimony
during Norman’s trial, and his plea of guilty to Unlawful Criminal
Drug Conspiracy, a Class 1 Felony, Terry Helton was sentenced to 4
years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for his conduct.
Although Christopher Parrish cooperated with law enforcement and
testified on behalf of the People of the State of Illinois during
Norman’s trial, Parrish is still awaiting trial and is presumed
innocent of all charges pending against him.
Prosecuting those who poison this community with illegal drugs
remains a priority with the State’s Attorney’s Office and is taken
very seriously. The State’s Attorney’s Office believes that these
convictions exemplify the hard work and dedication of the Lincoln
Police Department have toward combating the national and local drug
crisis and also puts those who may think about violating the law on
notice that there are severe consequences for engaging in illegal
[Jonathan C. Wright
Logan County State’s Attorney]