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Crime & Courts

Crystal Lake drug dealer gets 10 years in prison on drug, burglary charges

31-year-old stole guns, cash from home, broke into Clasen's Tavern in Union, prosecutors say

WOODSTOCK – A Crystal Lake man was sentenced to 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to drug and burglary charges.

Harold T. Caley, 31, pleaded guilty last Friday to unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, a Class X felony; residential burglary, a Class 2 felony; and burglary, a Class 2 felony. In exchange for pleading guilty, Caley was sentenced to 10 years in prison on the drug and residential burglary charge and seven years in prison on the burglary charge. The sentences will be served concurrently, and he will be required to pay restitution.

McHenry County Judge Michael Feetterer accepted the plea agreement.

Caley was arrested in July after police searched his hotel room at the Quality Inn in Woodstock and found more than 100 grams of cocaine, methamphetamine, cannabis and more than 1,000 prescription pills.

Caley admitted to officers he had been selling drugs, prosecutors said.

Caley also was charged for committing two burglaries. In July, prosecutors said Caley broke into a home on Hickory Drive in Crystal Lake and took several thousand dollars and firearms. In August, Caley unlawfully entered Clasen’s Tavern in Union, damaged property and took money.

His codefendant in the Union burglary, Andrew C. Hintt of Woodstock, will appear in court Thursday.

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