Aurora drug dealer gets 15 years in prison

Gerardo Contreras-Gonzalez | Kane County state's attorney's office

A west suburban drug dealer was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in prison for possessing up to $1.3 million worth of narcotics and marijuana in his Aurora home in 2014.

In August 2014, agents from Homeland Security Investigations and Aurora police searched Gerardo Contreras-Gonzalez’s home in the 500 block of North Lancaster Drive in Aurora, according to the Kane County state’s attorney’s office.

Agents and officers found 803 grams of crystal meth, 603 grams of cocaine, 9,145 grams of marijuana, a .45 caliber semiautomatic handgun, a Taurus 9mm semiautomatic handgun and a variety of supplies typically associated with selling illegal drugs, prosecutors said. Contreras-Gonzalez’s home was being used as a distribution center for the drugs, prosecutors allege.

Authorities estimated the combined street value of the drugs to be between $550,000 and $1.3 million.

Contreras-Gonzalez, 24, was convicted Sept. 13 by a Kane County jury of two counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, unlawful possession of cannabis with intent to deliver and unlawful possession of a firearm, prosecutors said.

He must serve at least 75 percent of his 15-year sentence, prosecutors said. He receives credit for 847 days in Kane County Jail, where he has been held since his arrest.