Crime & Courts

Judge finds Spring Grove woman guilty of having more than 250 grams of cocaine

Woman found not guilty of selling the drugs

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge found a Spring Grove woman guilty of having more than 250 grams of cocaine in the basement of her home.

McHenry County Judge Robert Wilbrandt found Renee Hermes, 54, guilty of possession of 100 to 400 grams of cocaine and not guilty of possession with the intent to deliver 100 to 400 grams of cocaine, according to the McHenry County State's Attorney's Office.

Hermes was charged in April 2014 after she called 911 to report possible carbon monoxide poisoning. She later admitted to being high on cocaine at the time of the call, prosecutors said. Authorities arrived at the scene and found more than 250 grams of cocaine in her basement.

She will be sentenced Oct. 11. Hermes faces probation or up to 30 years in prison on the conviction.

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