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5 years in prison for Harvard man who had 1,800 grams of marijuana in his trunk

Robert R. Willett, 33, of Harvard.

A Harvard man was sentenced to five years in prison after police found 1,800 grams of marijuana in his vehicle’s trunk during a warrant, prosecutors said.

Robert R. Willett, 33, of Harvard, was found guilty of possession of cannabis between 500-2,000 grams, a Class 3 felony, following a negotiated plea deal before Judge Michael Coppedge.

McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally said that the Harvard Police Department arrested Willett on an outstanding warrant on July 12. During the course of that warrant arrest, officers located approximately 1,800 grams of marijuana in the trunk of Willett’s vehicle.

Willett was sentenced to five years in the Illinois Department of Corrections pursuant to the plea deal, in which prosecutors dismissed a manufacturing/delivery of cannabis charge.

Willett was also charged with receiving, possessing, or selling a stolen vehicle, but prosecutors dismissed that charge as well.

In addition to the five year sentence, Willett will have to pay $2,461 in fines, court records show.

The case was investigated by members of the Harvard Police Department and prosecuted by Robert Ladd and Brian Miller of the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.


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