Federal and local law enforcement arrested a Crystal Lake man after prosecutors say he sold THC edibles to people and laced them with psilocybin unknowingly to the user.
Joshua L. Judd, 41, of Crystal Lake, was charged with two counts of manufacturing or delivery of a controlled substance and four counts of possession of a controlled substance.
A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit Court alleges Judd possessed with the intent to deliver more than 200 grams of a substance containing psilocybin and possessed with the intent to deliver between 500 and 2,000 grams of a substance containing cannabis.
Judd also possessed a substance containing LSD and a substance containing cocaine, the complaint said.
McHenry County Assistant State’s Attorney Matthew Brodersen said members of the Crystal Lake Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) conducted a search warrant on September 8.
The warrant was at Judd’s residence in the 200 block of Dole Avenue in Crystal Lake.
Brodersen said investigators learned Judd had sold THC edibles to others without telling them the gummies also contained psilocybin.
Law enforcement found material used to manufacture the gummies.
They also found over 1,000 grams of gummies containing both THC and psilocybin along with packaging items and a scale.
The most serious charge against Judd, manufacturing or delivery of a controlled substance of 200 grams or more, is a Class X felony that carries a six to 30-year sentence in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
McHenry County Judge Christopher Harmon set bond at $150,000 during an initial court hearing.
A judge denied Judd a bond reduction during a Tuesday bond review hearing.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for October 6.