A Lake in the Hills man who was charged with over a dozen drug charges for selling LSD to undercover agents has been sentenced to nine years in prison.
Maxwell T. Swanson, 27, of the 200 block of Wedgewood Circle in Lake in the Hills, was indicted on unlawful possession with intent to deliver LSD, unlawful possession with intent to deliver MDMA, unlawful possession with intent to deliver ketamine, four counts of unlawful possession of LSD, unlawful possession of MDMA, unlawful possession of ketamine, unlawful possession with intent to deliver cannabis, unlawful possession of cannabis, unlawful possession with intent to deliver psilocybin mushrooms, unlawful possession of psilocybin mushrooms and three counts of unlawful delivery of LSD.
A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit Court shows the Illinois State Police North Central Narcotics Task Force arrested Swanson on November 22, 2019.
The complaint said that police found Swanson in possession of 2,072 objects of LSD, 333 grams of MDMA, 193 grams of ketamine, 2,197 grams of cannabis and 47 grams of psilocybin mushrooms.
The complaint also says that Swanson sold over 1,000 objects of LSD in total to undercover agents on three separate occasions.
He sold 100 objects of LSD to the agents on November 1, 2019, and then 300 objects of LSD to them on November 13, 2019. On November 18, 2019, he sold 702 objects of LSD to the agents, the complaint said.
The McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office finalized a plea deal with Swanson on Thursday.
Swanson pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful delivery of LSD, a Class X felony, in exchange for prosecutors dropping his 15 other charges.
McHenry County Judge Robert Wilbrandt approved the plea deal and sentenced Swanson to nine years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
The investigation was led by Special Agent Young of the Illinois State Police North Central Narcotics Task Force and was prosecuted by Judy Shammo of the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.