A McHenry man has been sentenced to five years in prison after he pleaded guilty to possessing less than 100 grams of LSD in McHenry County, court records show.
Albert Guzman, 21, of the 2500 block of West Lincoln Road in McHenry, was charged in January 2021 with one count of possession of 15-100 grams of LSD with intent to deliver, a Class X felony, and one count of possession of 15-100 grams of LSD, a Class 1 felony.
A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit Court said Guzman was found on January 28, 2021, in possession of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD).
The complaint said officers found 88 individual units of LSD and Guzman had the intent to deliver.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office arrested Guzman and transported him to the McHenry County Jail.
Guzman was released on a $90,000 bond after posting $9,000 cash, court records show.
Guzman on Wednesday pleaded guilty to one count of possession of 15-100 grams of LSD, a Class 1 felony, in exchange for his Class X felony charge being dismissed.
McHenry County Judge James Cowlin approved the plea deal and sentenced him to five years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
The sentence will be served at 50% in accordance with truth-in-sentencing guidelines.
Cowlin also approved Guzman for placement in the Impact Incarceration Program, sentencing documents show.
The Impact Incarceration Program allows participants to have their prison sentences shortened if they successfully complete the program.
The program is designed to address the underlying issues that lead to criminal behavior and substance abuse.
Guzman will also be required to pay $3,965 in court fines and fees as part of his sentence.