Crime & Courts

McHenry couple sentenced in Spring Grove pot bust

A McHenry man and woman have been sentenced on charges that arose after police said they found about
2 pounds of marijuana in bags and Mason jars at the couple’s home.

Roger L. Lambrechts, 46, remained at the McHenry County Jail on Tuesday afternoon to serve a 180-day jail sentence. Lambrechts pleaded guilty Friday to possession with intent to deliver between 500 and 2,000 grams of marijuana.

McHenry County Judge James Cowlin also ordered Lambrechts to serve two years of probation and perform 100 hours of community service, records show.

On Oct. 5, 2015, the U.S. Marshals Service learned from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office that arrest warrants had been issued for Lambrechts and his wife, Denise Lambrechts, 47, according to a motion filed in McHenry County court.

Denise Lambrechts’ attorney could not be reached for comment Tuesday. Roger Lambrechts’ attorney, Eric Rinehart, declined to comment.

On Oct. 20, 2015, U.S. marshals and sheriff’s deputies visited the Lambrechtses’ former home in the 11000 block of Michigan Drive, Spring Grove, to arrest the pair, records show. Denise Lambrechts was arrested when she answered the door, according to a motion filed by prosecutors
March 10, 2017.

Police shouted to Roger Lambrechts, who they believed was upstairs in the master bedroom, to come to them with his hands up, the motion stated.

After hearing a “commotion” both upstairs and in the basement, SWAT members searched the home and found Roger Lambrechts exiting from the master bedroom. Officers also saw “in plain view” on the basement floor, directly below the laundry shoot, two clear, plastic bags with marijuana in them, according to the motion.

Using a warrant to search the home, police discovered additional marijuana stored in three glass Mason jars labeled “Amsterdam 24” and “Six 2.0” on the lids, the motion stated.

The seized marijuana weighed about 2 pounds.

Both Roger and Denise Lambrechts were arrested and charged with marijuana possession.

Denise Lambrechts accepted a plea deal Sept. 6 and was sentenced to
1½ years of conditional discharge.

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