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Woodstock man sentenced to 9 years in prison for selling cocaine

Jeremiah B. Pedersen, 36, of Woodstock.

A Woodstock man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for selling cocaine after police found 282 grams of cocaine in his possession.

Jeremiah B. Pedersen, 36, of Woodstock, pleaded guilty to possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance, a Class X felony, in front of Judge Robert Wilbrandt.

Pedersen was pulled over by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office in March 2018 and admitted to purchasing cocaine and selling it, the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office said.

Deputies recovered 91.4 grams of cocaine, $4,500 in cash, scales and multiple cell phones during the traffic stop, prosecutors said.

A search warrant was executed on Pedersen’s residence on March 21, 2018 and police recovered 191.2 grams of cocaine and $1,675 in cash, prosecutors said.

Pedersen was sentenced to nine years in the Illinois Department of Corrections pursuant to the plea. Under truth-in-sentencing guidelines, Pedersen must serve 75 percent of his sentence.

The case was investigated by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and was prosecuted by Brette Dunbar of the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.


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