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Lake in the Hills police arrest 2 Carpentersville residents on cocaine charges

LAKE IN THE HILLS – A Carpentersville man gave officers another man’s name when he and a woman were arrested last weekend on cocaine charges, police said Wednesday.

Lake in the Hills police arrested Monika Ramos, 21, of the 1400 block of Meadowsedge Lane, Carpentersville, and Fernando Roman, 26, of the 100 block of Kings Road on Sunday.

Roman was booked into the McHenry County Jail that evening under another man’s name. Shortly after, however, the man who Roman was posing as showed up to the jail to clear his name, Lake in the Hills police Sgt. Randy Story said.

Roman and Ramos each are charged with possession of a controlled substance; manufacturing and delivering cocaine; and possession of cocaine.

Officers said they found 26 Xanax pills and 15 to 100 grams of cocaine on each Sunday, court documents show. Police believed they were planning to deliver the drugs, according to court records. The exact amount of cocaine the pair is accused of having was not available.

Roman also is charged with obstructing justice and obstructing identification, court records show.

If convicted of the most serious charge, manufacturing and delivering cocaine, Ramos and Roman each could receive six- to 30-year prison sentences.

Both remained in the McHenry County Jail on Thursday evening. Ramos’ bond is set at $50,000, and Roman’s is at $200,000.

Roman’s next court date is scheduled for Monday. Ramos is due in court Dec. 4.

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