A La Salle man faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted of a summer meth delivery. Prosecutors anticipate more charges after a La Salle police officer was hurt during Thursday’s apprehension.
Justin P. Sessler, 42, of 139 Fourth St., was picked up Thursday on a La Salle County warrant charging him with unlawful delivery of methamphetamine, a Class 1 carrying 4-15 years in prison. Court records show the alleged delivery took place on July 1.
The Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team and La Salle police officers apprehended Sessler around 2:30 p.m. Thursday in his residence, but not without incident. Sessler allegedly tried to elude the arresting officers and fought with arresting La Salle officers.
During the struggle, a La Salle police officer sustained a leg injury as well as blood transfer and required medical treatment. The officer was released from a local hospital and is recovering.
Court dates are pending. The case is assigned to Chief Judge H. Chris Ryan Jr.
The La Salle County State’s Attorney’s Office said Friday they expect to present additional charges, most likely aggravated battery to a police officer and resisting arrest, to be brought before a grand jury on Oct. 26.