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Illinois man sentenced to 16+ years for selling cocaine in Janesville

MADISON (WKOW) -- An Illinois man is sentenced to more than 16 years in prison for distributing cocaine in the Janesville area.

30-year old Edgar Holder of Chicago Heights, Illinois was convicted of dealing more than 200 grams of crack cocaine in 2007 and 2008, with the help of several people in the Janesville area.

At sentencing, Judge Barbara Crabb recognized that Holder had a difficult childhood and poor role models, but she cited is two prior felony convictions for distribution of controlled substances in handing down the sentence.  Crabb said Holder was continuing that cycle by being a bad role model to his seven children.  

Because Holder has no record of legitimate employment, Crabb suggested that Holder epitomized a career criminal offender.

Crabb sentenced Holder to 16 years and 8 months in prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release.

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