Luis E. Rangel, 28, of McHenry.

A McHenry man has been sentenced to nine years in prison after being found with drugs and guns during a police investigation into the murder of a missing Round Lake man.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and DuPage MERIT Major Crimes Unit executed a search warrant in the 1400 block of North Chapel Hill Road in McHenry around 5 a.m. on April 7, 2022.

The warrant was related to an investigation into the murder of Francisco Zavala, 26, of Round Lake.

Zavala’s body was found in DuPage County at Pratt’s Wayne Woods Forest Preserve on March 3, 2022, after the man went missing in late January 2022.

Francisco Maldonado, 31, of Round Lake Beach, was arrested in April 2022 and charged with one count of first-degree murder in the case.

Prosecutors say Zavala was shot 11 times during a “brutal gang execution.”

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During the McHenry search warrant, officers found 447 grams of methamphetamine and 4,537 grams of cannabis, according to a motion filed in McHenry County Circuit Court.

Police also found a sawed-off Ruger shotgun and a .22 caliber rifle with no serial number, the motion said. A pickup truck linked to Zavala’s murder was also recovered.

Luis E. Rangel, 28, of McHenry, was charged with unlawful possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, unlawful possession of methamphetamine, unlawful possession with the intent to deliver cannabis, unlawful possession of cannabis and two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm with a FOID.

He was not charged in the murder of Zavala.

Rangel posted 10% of a $100,000 bond and was released from custody following his arrest.

Court records show Rangel on Tuesday pleaded guilty to one count of possession of meth over 100 grams, a Class X felony, and the rest of his charges were dismissed.

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McHenry County Judge Mark Gerhardt approved the plea deal and sentenced Rangel to nine years in the Illinois Department of Corrections pursuant to the agreement.

The sentence will be served at 50%. Rangel will also be required to pay $5,890 in court fines and fees.