A Schaumburg man who was charged with selling a large quantity of cocaine in Marengo while two children were inside his car has been sentenced to ten years in prison.
Nyco T. Jackson, 24, of the 500 block of North Braintree Drive in Schaumburg, was indicted on three counts of unlawful possession with the intent to deliver cocaine, three counts of unlawful possession of cocaine and one count of endangering the life or health of a child.
The McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office reached a negotiated plea deal with Jackson.
Jackson pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful possession of cocaine, a Class 1 felony, in exchange for his other charges being dismissed.
McHenry County Judge Robert Wilbrandt approved the plea deal on Wednesday and sentenced the man to ten years in prison.
Jackson will have to serve 50% of his sentence, according to Illinois truth-in-sentencing guidelines.
The charges stem from when Jackson and Morgan N. Martino, 24, of the 1000 block of 10th Street in LaSalle, were both arrested on November 23 by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.
A motion filed at the time by McHenry County Assistant State’s Attorney Ken Hudson said the two 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 said that 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 awaiting transport to a state prison and Martino is free on bond awaiting a June 24 court date.