Cara Carpenter, 26, of Waukegan

A judge sentenced a Waukegan woman to four years in prison after narcotics officers found her with over 50 grams of methamphetamine in McHenry County.

Cara Carpenter, 26, of the 800 block of Indiana Avenue in Waukegan, was charged with delivery of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of methamphetamine, driving on a revoked license, resisting a peace officer and possession of a controlled substance.

In May 2022, Carpenter possessed 15 to 100 grams of methamphetamine with the intent to deliver it, a criminal complaint said.

She allegedly resisted the McHenry County Sheriff’s Police Narcotics Task Force and rammed into a squad car.

She was also possessing heroin at the time, the complaint added.

Carpenter’s bond was initially set at $150,000 and later reduced to $100,000.

The woman has prior criminal convictions in Arizona for shoplifting and trespassing, court documents show.

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Carpenter pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of methamphetamine, a Class 1 felony, in exchange for all other charges being dismissed by prosecutors.

The McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office said Carpenter possessed around 57.1 grams of methamphetamine.

McHenry County Judge Michael Coppedge sentenced Carpenter on Friday to four years in prison to be served at 50%.

She received 197 days of credit for time served and is ordered to pay over $2,000 in court fines and fees.