A Crystal Lake man was sentenced to nine years in prison in a case where police found nearly 85 baggies of packaged cocaine in a Crystal Lake motel room.
Skylar Kendrick, 33, of the 100 block of South Virginia Street in Crystal Lake, was indicted on unlawful possession of 100-400 grams of cocaine with intent to deliver, unlawful possession of 100-400 grams of cocaine, unlawful possession of 30-500 grams of cannabis with intent to deliver and unlawful possession of 100-500 grams of cannabis.
The Crystal Lake Police Department learned from a confidential source in May 2021 that Kendrick was selling cocaine, according to a motion filed in McHenry County Circuit Court.
At the time, Kendrick had an active arrest warrant for failing to appear in court.
Officers went to the Crystal Lake Motel, located at 110 South Virginia Street, where Kendrick was residing.
Officers used a canine that hinted at the presence of drugs being inside Kendrick’s motel room, the motion said.
A search warrant was conducted and officers found approximately 150 grams of cocaine, 480 grams of cannabis, a drug ledger, packaging materials and a scale with residue on it.
Prosecutors said the cocaine was packaged into 84 individual bags.
Motel staff told police that Kendrick had been staying in the room for approximately four weeks.
On Wednesday, Kendrick pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful possession of 15-100 grams of cocaine with intent to deliver, a Class X felony.
In exchange for his guilty plea, prosecutors dismissed the rest of the charges against Kendrick.
McHenry County Judge Michael Coppedge approved the plea deal and sentenced the man to nine years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.