A 25-year-old man who was found with $820,000 worth of cannabis at his residence in Woodstock has been sentenced to six years in prison.
Lucas D. Nutter, 25, of the 3000 block of Alden Road in Woodstock, was charged with one count of manufacturing or delivering cannabis over 5,000 grams, a Class X felony, and one count of possession of cannabis over 5,000 grams, a Class 1 felony.
Nutter was arrested on a warrant in February 2020 by the McHenry Police Department.
Court documents show the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office searched Nutter’s residence on February 11, 2020.
Detectives located approximately 41,000 grams of cannabis in Nutter’s bedroom, according to a motion filed in court.
The cannabis has an estimated street value of approximately $820,000, prosecutors said.
A Rolex watch, with an estimated value of $20,000, along with $19,000 in cash was also recovered from Nutter’s residence.
Nutter had been on probation for a previous felony drug case at the time of his arrest.
Charges were also filed against Samantha L. Friedman and Liam L. Smith in connection with the drug bust.
Friedman, 26, of Woodstock, was charged with manufacturing or delivering cannabis over 5,000 grams and possession of cannabis over 5,000 grams.
Smith, 35, of Woodstock, was charged with manufacturing or delivering cannabis over 2,000-5,000 grams, possession of cannabis between 2,000 and 5,000 grams, and possession of a controlled substance.
Nutter entered into a negotiated plea deal with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office on January 7, court records show.
He pleaded guilty to one count of possession of cannabis over 5,000 grams, a Class 1 felony, in exchange for his Class X felony charge being dismissed.
McHenry County Circuit Judge Robert Wilbrandt sentenced Nutter to six years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
He will have to serve at least 50% of the sentence and will be on mandatory supervised release for one year after his release.
The cases against Friedman and Smith are still active and pending, court records show.