Crime & Courts

Police: McHenry man arrested after officers seize cocaine, handgun

Carnell L. Lattimore, 36, of McHenry
Carnell L. Lattimore, 36, of McHenry

Prosecutors have charged a 36-year-old McHenry man with cocaine and weapon possession following a three-week sheriff’s office investigation

Carnell L. Lattimore, of the 5500 block of Brittany Drive, was released on bond Tuesday from the McHenry County Jail, records show. He is due back in court March 30 on charges including possession with intent to deliver cocaine, possession of a controlled substance, felon in possession of a firearm and possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to a criminal complaint, Lattimore possessed with intent to deliver between one and 15 grams of cocaine on Feb. 18 while he was within 500 feet of Parkland Middle School, 1802 N. Ringwood Road, McHenry. He faces additional drug and weapon charges stemming from March 3 and March 6, records show.

McHenry County sheriff’s officers arrested Lattimore Thursday after
they allegedly seized less than
15 grams of cocaine, a Kel-Tec .38 caliber pistol and ammunition from the man’s possession. At the time of his arrest, Lattimore was barred from possessing firearms based on a previous felony conviction.

If Lattimore were convicted of the most serious charge, possession with intent to deliver cocaine, he could be sentenced to as many as 30 years in prison.

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