Crime & Courts

Man charged with possessing pills, meth, nitrous oxide

Police say they found the man with between 15 and 200 ecstasy pills

Zachary Patterson
Zachary Patterson

McHENRY – A 28-year-old McHenry man remained in the county jail Friday evening on possession charges for methamphetamine, Ecstasy, Xanax and nitrous oxide.

Zachary Patterson was found Wednesday with between 15 and 200 Ecstasy pills, which officers believed he intended to deliver, according to a criminal complaint filed in McHenry County court. Police didn’t give a more specific number of pills found.

Patterson, of the 3600 block of Bull Valley Road, also was found with one Xanax pill, less than five grams methamphetamine and nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas,” the complaint stated.

Patterson was taken to the McHenry County Jail on Wednesday and is being held on $250,000 bond.

He is charged with delivering Ecstasy, possession of Ecstasy, possession of a controlled substance and possession of nitrous oxide, jail records show. Details surrounding Patterson’s arrest were not available.

If convicted of the most serious charge, delivering Ecstasy, Patterson could be sentenced to between six and 30 years in prison.

He is due back in court Monday for a bond hearing.

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