A Cary man, who is a convicted felon, has been sentenced to two years in prison after he was found in possession of 10 rifles and handguns along with drugs, court records show.
Michael J. Destefano, 54, of the 5600 block of Arbor Villa Drive in unincorporated Cary, was indicted on charges of 10 counts of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, unlawful possession of ammunition by a felon, unlawful possession with intent to deliver cannabis, unlawful possession of cannabis, three counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
Court records show Destefano was arrested by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office on September 25, 2019.
A criminal complaint alleges that detectives found Destefano in possession of two semi-automatic rifles, six semi-automatic handguns and two revolvers.
Police also recovered 100-500 grams of cannabis, less than 15 grams of cocaine, 47 Alprazolam pills and two Tramadol-Acetaminophen pills.
A bill of indictment said Destefano is not allowed to possess any firearms because he was previously convicted of felony aggravated battery to a peace officer in DuPage County.
Destefano pleaded guilty on December 16 to one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, a Class 3 felony, in exchange for all of his other charges being dismissed.
McHenry County Judge Michael Coppedge sentenced Destefano to two years in prison. He will be required to serve 50% of the sentence.
Destefano will also have to pay $2,149 in court fines and costs.