A local judge's heroin dealer is heading to federal prison for ten years. Thirty-four-year-old Sean McGilvery was a key figure in the drug scandal that rocked the St. Clair County court and led to the arrest of Judge Michael Cook. McGilvery told federal agents that he sold heroin to Cook nearly every day.
He was found guilty of distributing more than one kilograms of the drug, with that extra hundredth forcing the mandatory minimum ten-year sentence. Cook was taken into custody last May outside a home where McGilvery was staying. Cook will be sentenced in about a month after pleading guilty to heroin possession and weapons charges. He has reportedly been seeking treatment after resigning from the bench.
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