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Patrick KenneallyWelcome to the website for the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.  It is the honor of a lifetime to represent the hardworking people of McHenry County as their State’s Attorney.

The McHenry County State’s Attorney's Office is a public trust, it belongs to and is paid for by you, the People.  My job is to ensure that it is working on your behalf. Further, it is my job to uphold your confidence in our Office and the justice system.  To do this, our daily goal is to be the most effective, ethical, and efficient state’s attorney’s office in the State.

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Jeremiah Pedersen Pleads Guilty to Possession With the Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance

Post Date:08/19/2019 11:44 AM

OFFICE OF THE MCHENRY COUNTY STATE’S ATTORNEY

PATRICK D. KENNEALLY

August 19, 2019

JEREMIAH PEDERSEN PLEADS GUILTY TO POSSESSION WITH THE INTENT TO DELIVER A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Patrick D. Kenneally, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that Jeremiah B. Pedersen, 36, of Woodstock, Illinois, pled guilty to Possession With The Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, a Class X felony, before the Honorable Robert Wilbrandt. 

After being pulled over by members of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department, Pedersen admitted to purchasing cocaine and selling it. Deputies recovered 91.4 grams of cocaine as a result of the traffic stop, along with $4,500.00, scales, and multiple cell phones. Pursuant to the investigation, a search warrant was executed on Pedersen’s residence on March 21, 2018. Officers located 191.2 grams of cocaine and $1,675.00.

Pedersen was sentenced to nine years in the Illinois Department of Corrections pursuant to the plea. Under truth in sentencing guidelines, Pedersen must serve 75 percent of his sentence.

This case was investigated by members of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and was prosecuted by Brette Dunbar of the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.

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