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McHenry woman charged after police find 7 marijuana plants, cocaine, other drugs

McHENRY – A 20-year-old McHenry woman accused of having seven marijuana plants along with marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine and a variety of uppers and downers was arrested Friday.

Lara A. Rybicki was released from McHenry County jail Friday after posting $1,000, or 10 percent of her $10,000 bond, according to jail records.

Rybicki was charged with growing marijuana plants and possession of 3.5 ounces of marijuana, less than 15 grams of cocaine, less than 5 grams of methamphetamine, 91 Xanax pills, two clonazepam pills, five zolpidem-tartrate pills and four amphetamine pills, according to court documents. Zolpidem-tartrate is the generic version of the popular sleep-inducing prescription drug Ambien. Xanax and clonazepam are benzodiazepines sometimes used to treat anxiety and panic disorders.

Court records didn’t indicate the precise amount of cocaine and methamphetamine police said they found.

The marijuana plants were found in a home at 1701 N. Meadow Lane in McHenry, court documents show.

Rybicki also was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia – including a green and gold grinder, small plastic bags and a black and blue pipe, court documents show.

She could face two to five years in prison if convicted of the most serious charge, possession of methamphetamine.

Rybicki is due back in court Nov. 8.

McHenry police officials could noty be reached for comment on the case Friday.

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