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Convicted felon charged with possessing cocaine, gun near middle school in McHenry

Carnell L. Lattimore, 36, of McHenry.

A McHenry man, who is a convicted felon, was arrested after police found him in possession of a gun and say he intended to sell cocaine near Parkland Middle School in McHenry.

Carnell L. Lattimore, 36, of the 5500 block of Brittany Drive in McHenry, was charged with two counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance within 500 feet of a school, two counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, two counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, unlawful possession of ammunition by a felon and possession of drug paraphernalia.

McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Sandra Rogers, who is a department spokesperson, said that a joint narcotics task force received a tip regarding Lattimore. A three-week investigation was conducted by detectives, Rogers added.

Court documents allege that Lattimore possessed and intended to delivery between 1-15 grams of cocaine within 500 feet of Parkland Middle School, 1802 North Ringwood Road in McHenry.

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The court documents also said that it occurred on at least two different days in February and March during school hours while children were present.

In addition to the cocaine, police also recovered a Kel-Tec .380 pistol, 9mm ammo and a digital scale that contained white powder residue in Lattimore’s possession.

Lattimore’s bond was originally set at $150,000 but was later reduced Monday during a court hearing. He was released Tuesday morning from the McHenry County Jail after posting bail.


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