A judge sentenced a 28-year-old man to six years in prison in connection with an incident where he tried running from police while in possession of drugs and a replica gun in Crystal Lake.
Jordan P. Carmody, 28, of the 1500 block of Briarwood Circle in Crystal Lake, was charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance, two counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, four counts of aggravated fleeing to elude, obstructing justice and resisting a peace officer.
Authorities said that the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force and Sheriff’s Office Intelligence Unit learned in December 2020 that Carmody, who was wanted on multiple arrest warrants, was in the McHenry County area selling drugs and possibly armed.
Investigators developed information that Carmody was located in the 1500 block of Briarwood Circle in Crystal Lake.
When officers approached the man on December 22, 2020, he fled on foot and was apprehended following a short foot pursuit, the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office said.
Carmody was discovered to be in possession of two grams of cocaine, three tabs of LSD, 20 ecstasy pills and $250 in cash, police said. The street value of the narcotics was estimated to be $430.
During the foot pursuit, Carmody was seen throwing a black object from his waistband, the sheriff’s office said.
A canine unit searched the area and found a replica handgun.
Carmody, who has been held in the McHenry County Jail since his arrest, entered into a negotiated plea deal with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office on Tuesday.
He pleaded guilty to unlawful possession with the intent to deliver cocaine, a Class 1 felony, in exchange for the rest of his charges being dismissed.
McHenry County Judge Robert Wilbrandt approved the plea deal and sentenced Carmody to six years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
He will also be required to pay $2,846 in court fines and fees.