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Judge sentences Crystal Lake man to 5 years in prison for cocaine delivery

Hawkins pleaded guilty to delivering cocaine

Daniel T. Hawkins
Daniel T. Hawkins

A Crystal Lake man has been sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to delivering cocaine, according to a news release issued on Monday by the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Daniel T. Hawkins, 27, pleaded guilty to delivery of a controlled substance, which was cocaine, before McHenry County Judge Robert Wilbrandt and was sentenced on Dec. 10, court records show.

Police originally made contact with Hawkins on April 11, according to a complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit Court.

Sheriff’s deputies later arrested Hawkins on a warrant when he was found to be in possession of additional drugs and several hundred rounds of ammunition, according to a motion prosecutors filed in May.

Hawkins originally was charged with possession with the intent to deliver cocaine, possession of a controlled substance, felon in possession of firearm, production of marijuana plants, possession with intent to deliver marijuana, possession of marijuana and possession of a firearm without a Firearm Owner’s Identification card.

Authorities accused Hawkins of possessing between one and 10 Ecstasy pills, 220 rounds of firearm ammunition, 10 to 30 grams of marijuana, and between one and 15 grams of cocaine, criminal complaints show.

He also was accused of growing as many as five marijuana plants, according to one complaint.

The other charges were dismissed as part of the negotiated plea bargain.

The investigation was conducted by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and was prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorney Brette Dunbar.

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