A Crystal Lake man has been sentenced to probation after sheriff’s deputies found him illegally possessing a gun and cannabis during a traffic stop in McHenry County.
Benjamin K. Sherwood, 19, of Crystal Lake, was charged with possession of cannabis with intent to deliver 30-500 grams, two counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and possession of 30-100 grams of cannabis.
A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit Court said sheriff’s deputies found Sherwood in possession of 30-500 grams of cannabis on May 20, 2021.
The complaint said deputies also found a silver .25 caliber pistol in Sherwood’s 2003 Subaru WRX Impreza.
Sherwood was under the age of 21 at the time, the complaint said.
Sherwood was arrested and released from the McHenry County Jail after posting 10% of his $10,000 bond.
Court records show Sherwood entered into a negotiated plea deal on December 14.
He pleaded guilty to one count of possession of cannabis with intent to deliver between 30-500 grams, a Class 3 felony, in exchange for his lesser serious charges being dismissed.
McHenry County Judge Michael Coppedge approved the plea deal and sentenced Sherwood to two years of probation.
Sherwood was also ordered to obtain a drug addiction evaluation and pay over $3,500 in court fines and fees.
Sherwood will be on the court services drug program to be randomly tested for drugs while on probation.