A Cook County man has been sentenced to probation after taking a plea deal in a case where he was accused of possessing a machine gun and cannabis in McHenry County.
Ryan Carbajal, 20, of Hanover Park, was charged in February 2022 with armed violence, unlawful use of a machine gun and unlawful possession of cannabis.
A grand jury later additionally charged Carbajal with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.
A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit Court alleged Carbajal unlawfully possessed a loaded Glock 26 pistol on January 17, 2022, in McHenry County.
The pistol had been modified to function as a machine gun as defined under state law, the complaint said.
Carbajal allegedly possessed the gun on his person and in the passenger compartment of a vehicle, the complaint said.
The complaint said Carbajal was also in possession of 100-500 grams of a substance containing cannabis.
A grand jury indictment said Carbajal had not been issued a valid Firearm Owner’s Identification card at the time of the offense.
Court records show a warrant was issued and Carbajal was taken into the custody of the McHenry County Jail.
His bond was reduced from $150,000 to $90,000 and he was released after posting 10%.
Carbajal on April 5 entered into a negotiated plea deal with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.
He pleaded guilty to an amended count of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, a Class 4 felony.
In exchange, prosecutors dismissed the rest of his charges, including armed violence, which is a Class X felony that carries six to 30 years in prison if convicted.
McHenry County Judge Tiffany Davis approved the plea deal and sentenced Carbajal to two years of probation and 240 hours of public service.
Carbajal was ordered to not consume alcohol or any illegal drugs and undergo drug screenings.
Carbajal was also ordered to pay $2,473 in court fines and fees.