A Cary man who was found with marijuana, ecstasy and other drugs, which were valued at $65,000, has been sentenced to four years in prison.
Sufiyan Alam, 38, of Cary, was charged in June 2019 with multiple counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of cannabis, unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
The charges ranged from Class X to Class 4 felonies and one of the charges was a misdemeanor.
He was months later additionally charged with calculated criminal conspiracy and possession of a controlled substance, court records show.
Court documents show that the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force was investigating Alam.
Officers, working with a confidential informant, learned Alam was en route to a “stash house” to pick up multiple pounds of cannabis on June 27, 2019, according to a detective who testified at a court hearing.
Officers stopped Alam’s vehicle for a lane violation and turn signal violation near Route 14 and Cary-Algonquin Road in Cary after he was surveilled leaving a house in Algonquin.
A canine indicated the presence of drugs in the car and officers searched the vehicle, the detective said.
A search warrant was also conducted at Alam’s residence in the 200 block of Park Avenue in Cary.
Officers seized over 50 grams of ecstasy, nearly 3,000 grams of cannabis, 2 LSD tabs, less than 1 gram of methamphetamine, 7 Alprazolam pills and 4 amphetamine and dextroamphetamine pills, according to an affidavit.
The estimated street value of the drugs were $65,755, the affidavit said.
Officers also found over 60 Adderall pills, some of which were individually packaged for sale, along with other drugs, prosecutors said.
Court records show Alam entered into a negotiated plea deal with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office on Tuesday.
He pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, a Class 2 felony, in exchange for the rest of his charges being dismissed.
McHenry County Judge Tiffany Davis approved the plea and sentenced Alam to four years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Alam, who has been out on a $200,000 bond, will serve the sentence at 50% and receive six days of credit for time served in the county jail.