Crime & Courts

Bond reduced for University Park man accused of pot, cocaine possession

Antwon D. Hawkins Jr., 25, of the 700 block of Mendocino Court, University Park
Antwon D. Hawkins Jr., 25, of the 700 block of Mendocino Court, University Park

A McHenry County judge agreed to reduce bond Wednesday for a man accused of marijuana and cocaine possession.

McHenry County Assistant State’s Attorney Victor Escarcida asked the judge to maintain Antwon D. Hawkins Jr.’s $25,000 bond, noting that the amount was “a bit low,” if anything.

Hawkins previously was sentenced to two years in prison for a 2015 charge of attempted delivery of a controlled substance.

He also was ordered to serve a year of probation for resisting a peace officer in Kane County that same year, records show.

Woodstock defense attorney Dan Hofmann argued that a $2,000 bail would be more than enough to ensure Hawkins’ appearance at future court dates.

Judge James Cowlin agreed to reduce the man’s’ bond to $20,000 and told the 25-year-old he would be arrested if he missed court.

Hawkins, of the 700 block of Mendocino Court, University Park, is charged with possession with intent to deliver 30 to 500 grams of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance and possession of 30 to 100 grams of marijuana.

During a traffic stop Saturday at Berg Street and Algonquin Road in Lake in the Hills, ​Hawkins had about 90 grams of marijuana and less than 30 grams of cocaine, Lake in the Hills police communications coordinator Ashley Eccles said.

If convicted of the most serious charge, possession with intent to deliver marijuana, Hawkins could be ordered to serve between two and five years in prison.

He is due in court Aug. 31.

A condition of Hawkins’ bond is that he uses the circuit clerk’s court date reminder system, Cowlin ordered.

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