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McHenry man sentenced to 5 years in prison for intent to sell heroin

Robert Walrod, 41, of McHenry.

A McHenry man who traveled to Chicago and bought heroin, intending to sell it in the McHenry area, was sentenced to five years in prison, prosecutors said.

Robert P. Walrod, 41, of McHenry, pleaded guilty in a negotiated plea to possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, a Class 1 felony. Four less serious charges were dismissed in exchange for the plea deal.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on Walrod on July 31, 2018 while he was traveling from Chicago to McHenry.

Prosecutors said that sheriff’s deputies found Walrod in possession of heroin, which court records show was less than 15 grams. Walrod intended to sell the heroin in the McHenry area that he brought back from Chicago, prosecutors added.

McHenry County Judge Michael Coppedge sentenced Walrod to five years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. In addition, he will be required to pay $3,340 in court fees.

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The case was investigated by members of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and prosecuted by Brian Miller of the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.


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