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4 years in prison for two men found with hundreds of grams of cocaine in McHenry County

Frederick J. Coachman, 27, and Nathaniel Kelley, 29.

Two men from North Dakota who were found with a large amount of cocaine during a traffic stop in McHenry County have been sentenced to four years in prison.

Nathaniel Kelley, 29, of Mandan, North Dakota, and Frederick J. Coachman, 27, of Bismarck, North Dakota, were both charged with possessing 400-900 grams of cocaine and intent to deliver 400-900 grams of cocaine.

The McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office reached plea deals with Kelley and Coachman, who both pleaded guilty to possession of 15-100 grams of cocaine, a Class 1 felony.

Their other charges were dismissed in exchange for their guilty plea, court records show.

McHenry County Judge Michael Coppedge sentenced Kelley in February to four years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

On Tuesday, McHenry County Judge Robert Wilbrandt sentenced Coachman to four years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Coachman can serve his sentence at 50%, according to a sentencing order.

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The case stems from when the Illinois State Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that the two men were traveling in around 11:30 a.m. on July 23.

Troopers stopped the vehicle on westbound Interstate 90 at milepost 36 near Marengo in McHenry County, according to Illinois State Police Trooper Gabriela Ugarte.

A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County court shows that troopers recovered between 400-900 grams of cocaine in the vehicle.

Kelley and Coachman were arrested and transported to the McHenry County Jail. They remain held in the jail awaiting transport to a state prison.