Crime & Courts

Woman pleads guilty to marijuana charge, gets probation after Bull Valley drug bust

Jamie M. Lee, 27, of the 23500 block of North Overhill Drive, Lake Zurich
Jamie M. Lee, 27, of the 23500 block of North Overhill Drive, Lake Zurich

The fiancée of a convicted drug dealer will serve two years of probation for her alleged involvement in a multistate drug trafficking operation.

Jamie M. Lee, 27, accepted a plea deal Thursday morning and was sentenced to probation and 30 hours of community service for possession with intent to deliver 2.5 to 10 grams of marijuana.

Because this is Lee’s first drug conviction, it could be removed from her record if she successfully completes probation.

Lee, of the 23500 block of North Overhill Drive, Lake Zurich, initially denied knowing about the piles of marijuana locked in a closet in the master bedroom of the home where she and David A. Soskin lived. The pair originally faced felony marijuana trafficking charges.

According to records filed in McHenry County court, Lee said in subsequent interviews that her involvement in the operation was limited. She became “fully aware” of the marijuana trafficking in September or October 2016, according to an affidavit filed in McHenry County court.

Soskin took a plea deal in April and was sentenced to 10 years in prison for possession with intent to deliver more than
12 pounds of marijuana.

His guilty plea allowed him to avoid a minimum of 12 years in prison for drug trafficking.

A lending company previously foreclosed on the Bull Valley home where the drugs were found, and the couple agreed to forfeit hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and personal belongings.

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