One of four suspects accused of selling marijuana and trafficking it into McHenry County from Oregon was sentenced Friday to four years in prison.
Alexander G. Jensen, 32, and Kristina M. Weyrough, 29, were arrested last year following a search warrant of their home in the 100 block of Meadow Avenue in Woodstock.
McHenry County Assistant State’s Attorney Judy Shammo said in a motion that the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office received information from a confidential informant on January 22, 2021.
The informant told police that Jensen and Weyrough possessed and dealt large amounts of cannabis in their residence.
Officers obtained and executed a search warrant for the couple’s residence on Meadow Avenue in Woodstock.
Officers recovered approximately 3,000 grams of cannabis throughout the home and also found $12,000 in cash, Shammo said.
Weyrough told detectives that the cannabis in the home belonged to her, while Jensen told detectives the cannabis belonged to him.
Weyrough told detectives she purchases cannabis from Oregon and has it shipped to various residences in McHenry County.
She allowed the detectives to search her cellphone and authorities found the name and address of a woman named “Maya” that Weyrough had been communicating with.
Weyrough admitted that she arranged for cannabis to be shipped to Maya’s residence in Wonder Lake.
Officers responded to Maya’s residence and were given permission to enter and search.
Officers were provided a written statement from Maya indicating that Weyrough arranged the shipment of cannabis to Maya’s home and Weyrough picked it up from her, the motion said.
Detectives also found text messages on Weyrough’s phone with a subject in Oregon where she arranged the shipment of cannabis packages.
The packages were recovered and contained around five pounds of cannabis.
Weyrough was charged in January 2021 with cannabis trafficking of more than 5,000 grams, calculated criminal cannabis conspiracy and money laundering.
Jensen was charged in January 2021 with unlawful possession with intent to deliver cannabis and unlawful possession of cannabis.
Court records show a third person, identified as Elizabeth A. Weyrough, 31, of Crystal Lake, was charged in March 2021 with cannabis trafficking, a Class X felony, and calculated criminal cannabis conspiracy, a Class 3 felony.
In November, an arrest warrant was signed by a McHenry County judge for a fourth person, identified as Nicholas Kaufman, 44, of Ashland, Oregon.
Kaufman was charged with cannabis trafficking of more than 5,000 grams, a Class X felony, and criminal cannabis conspiracy, a Class 3 felony.
On Friday, McHenry County Judge Robert Wilbrandt sentenced Jensen to 50 months in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
The sentence came after Jensen entered into a negotiated plea deal with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Jensen pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful possession with intent to deliver cannabis, a Class 1 felony, in exchange for the rest of his charges being dismissed, court records show.
He will also be required to pay $4,315 in court fines and fees.
In February, Kristina Weyrough pleaded guilty to calculated criminal cannabis conspiracy and money laundering. In exchange, prosecutors dismissed her cannabis trafficking charge.
Wilbrandt approved the plea deal and sentenced her to 120 days in the McHenry County Jail and two years of probation.
The case against Elizabeth Weyrough remains ongoing. The current status of Kaufman’s case was not immediately available.