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Two McHenry County men arrested after guns, cocaine and marijuana seized

Richard J. Crabtree, 41, of Harvard, (left) and Alexander F. Henson, 33, of Johnsburg (right)
Richard J. Crabtree, 41, of Harvard, (left) and Alexander F. Henson, 33, of Johnsburg (right)

A Harvard man and Johnsburg man are facing felony charges after police recovered drugs and guns during separate drug investigations in McHenry County.

Alexander F. Henson, 33, of Johnsburg, and Richard J. Crabtree, 41, of Harvard, were both arrested on Friday at separate locations following the investigations, sheriff’s officials said.

In March, the McHenry County Sheriff’s Police Narcotics Task Force, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and other police officers served a search warrant on a home in the 1800 block of Grandview Drive in unincorporated McHenry after they received multiple complaints about drug deals going on at the house.

Detectives seized about 5 grams of cocaine, a digital scale, packaging materials, a stun gun, a .32 caliber Iver Johnson revolver, a North American Arms Guardian .380 pistol, and ammunition. The estimated street value of the drugs seized was around $500, police said. Authorities said that Henson was not home at the time of the search warrant and an arrest warrant was issued for him.

Six months later, the McHenry County Sheriff’s Police Narcotics Task Force and Harvard Police Department began an investigation after they received multiple complaints about drug deals going on at a home in the 1300 block of 7th St. in Harvard.

Later that month police said a search warrant was served at the home. About 40 grams of cocaine, 3 grams of cannabis, drug scales, packaging materials, and a drug ledger were seized. The estimated street value of the drugs was $4,000, according to police.

Henson was charged with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, and unlawful possession of a controlled substance. His bond was set at $150,000.

Crabtree was charged with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance near a park, unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $250,000.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office encourages anyone with information about criminal activities to contact the McHenry County Crime Stoppers at 800-762-7867.


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