A man and woman are facing felony charges for selling a large quantity of cocaine to a confidential informant in Marengo while two children were inside their car during the transaction.
Nyco T. Jackson, 24, of the 500 block of North Braintree Drive in Schaumburg, and Morgan N. Martino, 24, of the 1000 block of 10th Street in LaSalle, were both charged with two counts of manufacturing or delivering 100-400 grams of cocaine, a Class X felony, and one count of child endangerment, a Class A misdemeanor.
Jackson faces an additional count of manufacturing or delivering 100-400 grams of cocaine and three counts of possession of 100-400 grams of cocaine.
Martino and Jackson were arrested around 6 p.m. November 23 by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, according to court records.
A motion filed by McHenry County Assistant State’s Attorney Ken Hudson in McHenry County court alleges the duo traveled more than two hours to Marengo on November 23.
Hudson said that Jackson and Martino traveled there in an effort to complete the sale of a large amount of cocaine for an arranged price of $15,000 to $16,000.
A criminal complaint alleges two children, who were between the ages of 1 and 3, were inside the vehicle during the transaction. The vehicle contained large amounts of cocaine and cannabis.
Jackson and Martino also sold a large amount of cocaine to an informant working with the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit on two occasions in September and October, according to the motion.
Jackson remains held in the McHenry County jail on a $400,000 bond and Martino remains held on a $100,000 bond. They are both scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday.