Docket No. 108354.
THE STATE OF ILLINOIS
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, Appellant, v.
TERRY ALSUP, Appellee.
Opinion filed January 21, 2011.
JUSTICE THEIS delivered the judgment of the court, with
Chief Justice Kilbride and Justices Freeman, Thomas, Garman,
Karmeier, and Burke concurred in the judgment and opinion.
After a bench trial, defendant Terry Alsup was convicted of two
counts of possession of controlled substances with intent to deliver in
violation of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act (720 ILCS
570/401(c)(2), (d) (West 2004)) and sentenced to 11 years’
imprisonment. The appellate court found that the trial transcript
revealed a “complete breakdown” in the chain of custody on one
charge and reversed one of defendant’s two convictions.
No. 1–06–0513 (unpublished order under Supreme Court Rule 23).
We reverse the appellate court.
On March 22, 2005, Chicago police officers arrested defendant for