A Delavan man had already spent most of the previous 14 years in prison when his third arrest for dealing in meth came last June.
Gerald Osborne, 41, will return there with his sentence Monday of 6 ½ years for possessing the drug with intent to deliver in North Pekin last June.
He appeared eager to accept a plea agreement carrying that sentence, well short of the maximum 15-year term the crime carries.
Osborne was anything but pleased when an officer stopped the car in which he was a front-seat passenger for a traffic violation before dawn June 24, 2018, and noticed he was holding his right hand between his seat and the car door, a prosecutor’s court affidavit revealed.
When Osborne stepped out at the officer’s request, the officer noticed white powder and an empty baggie on the car floor and a white substance on Osborne’s pants and shirt. His pockets contained $541 in cash, the affidavit stated.
Asked to take off his shoes, Osborne replied, “You can have the f****** s***, take it all.” His footwear held about 26 grams of methamphetamine in seven baggies, more loose powder and a baggie of pills, the affidavit stated.
Osborne was sentenced to seven years in prison for meth possession in 2004 and 11 years for possessing meth manufacturing material in 2010. Those terms were reduced by half for good behavior, as his latest sentence could be. He’ll also receive credit for 217 days in custody since his arrest.