A Harvard woman was sentenced Thursday to eight years in prison for possessing nearly $60,000 of cocaine found stashed in two locations in McHenry County.
Johanna L. Gregg, 51, of Harvard, was charged in April 2022 with one count of possession of 400-900 grams of cocaine with intent to deliver, a Class X felony, and one count of possession of 400-900 grams of cocaine, a Class 1 felony.
A motion filed in McHenry County Circuit Court said that the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force received information from a confidential informant.
The informant reported that Gregg was selling a large amount of cocaine out of her residence in Harvard, the motion said.
The informant also reported that the woman had drugs and money stashed at another apartment nearby.
A search warrant was served at Gregg’s residence on North Ayer Street in Harvard in late March 2022 and officers found cocaine and packaging materials.
Gregg told officers the other apartment location where she kept a safe, the motion said.
The safe was located and Gregg gave officers permission to search it.
A large amount of cocaine was found in the safe as well as a large sum of money, the motion said.
Between the two locations, officers seized almost 600 grams of cocaine, with a street value of approximately $59,400, and $11,000 in cash.
Officers arrested Gregg and transported her to the McHenry County Jail.
She was ordered held on a $100,000 bond but a judge later reduced her bond to $75,000 and she was released after posting 10%.
Court records show Gregg entered into a negotiated plea deal with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office this week.
She pleaded guilty to one count of possession of 400-900 grams of cocaine, a Class 1 felony, in exchange for her more serious charge being dismissed.
McHenry County Judge Tiffany Davis approved the plea deal on Thursday and sentenced Gregg to eight years in the Illinois Department of Corrections pursuant to the plea.