A Marengo man was arrested after he allegedly fled from sheriff’s deputies in Algonquin, crashed and was found in possession of a large amount of cocaine and a gun.
Jordan L. Dierkes, 21, of Marengo, was charged with possession of 100-400 grams of cocaine with intent to deliver, possession of an unserialized firearm, resisting a peace officer and driving under the influence of drugs.
McHenry County Assistant State’s Attorney Maria Marek said in court documents that Dierkes was stopped by members of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday.
Dierkes drove off from the traffic stop, which occurred near Route 31 and Algonquin Road in Algonquin, but later crashed, Marek said.
Dierkes continued to flee on foot and sheriff’s deputies eventually caught him.
Marek said that Dierkes had approximately four grams of cocaine on his person at the time of the arrest.
Deputies traced the route where Dierkes had run on foot and located a plastic bag containing 4.5 ounces of cocaine.
The going rate for cocaine in McHenry County is $1,500 per ounce, Marek said.
The total street value of the recovered drugs was approximately $6,750.
Deputies searched Dierkes’ car and found multiple small plastic bags inside.
They also found a black pistol with no serial number, according to a criminal complaint.
At the time of the arrest, Dierkes was out on bond for an unlawful possession of cocaine case that occurred in McHenry County in December.
He had posted 10% of a $10,000 bond in that case despite reporting that he had been unemployed for several months at the time, Marek said.
McHenry County Judge Michael Coppedge set bond at $250,000 in Dierkes’ latest case.
Prosecutors are asking the court verify the source of funds should Dierkes be able to post the $25,000 cash.
A bond review hearing and status of preliminary hearing are scheduled for Tuesday.