Nicholas M. Stegg, of Harvard,

A Harvard man accused of having more than $50,000 of drugs in his home when he was arrested in 2022 has been sentenced to nine years in prison.

Nicholas M. Stegg, of the 300 block of Marengo Road in Harvard, pleaded guilty Thursday to a single class two felony count of possession of up to 400 grams of cocaine, court records show.

As part of the plea agreement, prosecutors dropped a class X felony count of manufacturing/delivery of up to 400 grams of cocaine, a class 2 felony count of manufacturing/delivery of up to 2,000 grams of cannabis, and a class 3 felony count of possession of up to 2,000 grams of cannabis.

Due to Illinois sentencing laws, Stegg is only required to serve 50 percent of his nine-year prison sentence.

Court records show he will be on mandatory supervised release for one year after his prison term expires.

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Stegg, a previously convicted felon, was part of “ongoing drug trafficking” when police found $50,000 in drugs in his Harvard home on January 7, 2022.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search warrant at Stegg’s residence and located 1,600 grams of cannabis flower, which had an estimated street value of $32,200, and 196 grams of cocaine, which had an estimated street value of $19,600.

Stegg was sentenced to more than four years in prison in 2014 for manufacturing and delivering up to 15 grams of cocaine in McHenry County.