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Driver pleads guilty in alleged Wheaton cocaine delivery case

Published: Friday, April 4, 2014 3:29 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, April 4, 2014 3:36 p.m. CDT
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Larissa S. Pyykkonen

WHEATON – A Wheaton woman pleaded guilty Thursday in DuPage County circuit court to assisting in the delivery of drugs to undercover agents, according to DuPage County State's Attorney's Office spokesman Paul Darrah.

Larissa Pyykkonen, 21, 518 Kipling Court, was charged with one count of delivery of a controlled substance after being arrested Feb. 20 by the Wheaton Police Department, according to a news release from the city of Wheaton.

She was sentenced to 86 days in jail, and, having already served the requisite 43 days, was placed on two year's probation with mandatory drug tests, Darrah said. She also owes more than $2,000 in court fees and fines.

Pyykkonen drove codefendant, Roger A. Johnson, 24, 30W161 Maplewood Drive, Warrenville, to drug buys to allegedly deliver less than 15 grams of cocaine to undercover officers on her arrest date and on Feb. 4, the delivery to which she pleaded guilty, according to Darrah.

Johnson pleaded not guilty March 14 to one count of manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance, and will have a status hearing May 20, Darrah said.

Pyykkonen's vehicle, a 2001 Honda Accord EX valued at $5,283, is in the process of being seized by the courts as an asset used in delivery of a felony drug, according to Darrah. The next court date in that case is a status hearing June 23.

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