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5 years in prison for 
drug deal near school

WOODSTOCK – A Chicago man has been sentenced to five years in prison for agreeing to sell cocaine near a Johnsburg school.

David W. Stodolny, 41, was one of three people arrested in early March.

As part of a plea deal accepted Monday by McHenry County Judge Sharon Prather, Stodolny pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a controlled substance, a Class 1 felony. Besides the prison sentence, he must pay a $2,000 drug assessment fee, a $100 lab fee and other court costs.

Other charges, including an aggravated battery charge for allegedly punching a corrections officer in the face, were dropped.

According to the criminal complaint, Stodolny, as well as Theresa C. Stapleton, 24, of Johnsburg, and Isaac C. Jones, 30, of Lakemoor, agreed to deliver cocaine to “unknown persons” in exchange for money while within 1,000 feet of James C. Bush Elementary School.

Charges remain pending against Stapleton and Jones.

– Sarah Sutschek


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