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Sheriff’s office arrests Harvard man for meth dealing

Noe Olivares-Castaneda, 24, of Harvard.

A registered sex offender was arrested after police found 159 grams of meth along with cocaine and marijuana at his Harvard home during a search warrant last Wednesday.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force arrested Noe Olivares-Castaneda, 24, of Harvard, November 21 at his home in the 400 block of West Street.

The Narcotics Task Force, U.S. Marshals and the Harvard Police Department conducted a search warrant at Olivares-Castaneda’s home and found meth, cocaine, marijuana and other drug paraphernalia, officials said.

Detectives seized 159.4 grams of meth, 13.8 grams of cocaine and an unspecified amount of marijuana. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office said the estimated street value of the drugs was $17,320.

Olivares-Castaneda, who is a registered sex offender, failed to register his new address with police. Authorities said he was within 500 feet of a park.

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Olivares-Castaneda was charged with four counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance and two counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance. He also faces a slew of charges in other cases, according to court records.

He is being held in the McHenry County Jail on a $1.1 million bond and is scheduled to appear in court again on December 5.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office encourages anyone with information about criminal activity to contact either the McHenry County Crime Stoppers at 800-762-7867 or the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line at 815-338-2144.


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