Norman Brown, 36, of Crystal Lake.

A Crystal Lake man has been sentenced to over seven years in prison after prosecutors say he was in possession of a large amount of cocaine at a home in Johnsburg.

Norman Brown, 36, of Crystal Lake, pleaded guilty this week to unlawful possession of a controlled substance, a Class 1 felony.

McHenry County Judge Mark Gerhardt sentenced Brown on Thursday to seven years and six months in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force obtained information regarding Brown in July 2022, prosecutors said.

They learned he was in possession of large amounts of cocaine in the Woodstock.

An investigation revealed Brown, who is a convicted felon, maintained drugs in a home in Johnsburg, prosecutors said.

The task force searched the home in Johnsburg and found a large amount of cocaine.

Prosecutors said Brown was arrested separately after he was located near the McHenry County Jail in an unrelated incident.

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Additional more serious charges against Brown, including armed violence and delivery of a controlled substance, both Class X felonies, were dismissed as part of Brown’s plea agreement.

A charge of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon was also dismissed.