A Lake Barrington man was sentenced to six years in prison for possessing nearly 70 tabs of LSD in Crystal Lake in 2019, prosecutors said.
Griffin C. Newcomb, 22, of the 100 block of Buoy Court in Lake Barrington, was charged with unlawful possession with intent to deliver LSD, unlawful possession of LSD, unlawful possession with intent to deliver cannabis, possession with intent to deliver ketamine, unlawful possession with intent to deliver MDMA and unlawful possession of ketamine.
Newcomb was arrested on October 17, 2019, by the Crystal Lake Police Department after officers found him in possession of multiple drugs.
According to a criminal complaint, officers found Newcomb in possession of 68 objects that contained lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), 64 grams of cannabis, 2.2 grams of ketamine and 2.4 grams of MDMA.
On July 16, Newcomb pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful possession of LSD, a Class 1 felony, court records show.
The negotiated plea deal included the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office dismissing all of Newcomb’s other charges.
McHenry County Judge Robert Wilbrandt accepted the plea deal and sentenced Newcomb to six years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Wilbrandt submitted a formal recommendation for Newcomb to be admitted to the Impact Incarceration Program, which allows for offenders to significantly reduce their sentence if they successfully complete the program.
The investigation was led by Officer Lewandowski of the Crystal Lake Police Department and prosecuted by Judy Shammo of the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.