Crime & Courts

Judge sentences man to 10 years for cocaine possession

38-year-old takes plea deal in felony drug case

Michael J. Kvacik, 38
Michael J. Kvacik, 38

A McHenry County judge sentenced a man to 10 years in prison Wednesday for cocaine possession stemming from a December 2016 drug investigation.

Michael J. Kvacik, 38, pleaded guilty Tuesday to possession of 15 to 100 grams of cocaine with intent to deliver, according to a news release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.

On Dec. 15, 2016, members of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office searched Kvacik’s home and found more than 65 grams of cocaine as well as items commonly used to package and sell cocaine, the release stated.

The case was investigated by the sheriff’s office and the Drug Enforcement Administration, and it was prosecuted by Brian Miller of the state’s attorney’s office.

Kvacik previously was sentenced to eight years in prison for a 2009 conviction of possessing 15 to 100 grams of cocaine, McHenry County public records show.

In that case, police said Kvacik and two family members had about $32,868 worth of cocaine, marijuana and “psychedelic” mushrooms in a Johnsburg-area home.

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