Crystal Lake Suspect Accused of Multiple Drug Charges, Possessing Gun with Defaced Serial Number; Caught Driving without Ever Having License

Steven T. Stokes, Crystal Lake suspect facing drug and gun charges
Steven T. Stokes, Crystal Lake suspect facing drug and gun charges.

A Crystal Lake male suspect was accused of possessing a 9 mm pistol, psychedelic mushrooms, Ecstasy and other drugs after he was allegedly caught driving without ever having a driver’s license.

McHenry County sheriff’s officers arrested Steven T. Stokes, age 19, Thursday April 25, 2019 while he was allegedly driving a vehicle without having a driver’s a license. Additionally, there are no records of Stokes ever having a driver’s license. Stokes, of the first block of South Caroline Street, was charged with possession of marijuana and driving without a license.

A male passenger, Johnathan A. Campbell, age 19 of the first block of Honeysuckle Drive, was charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana.

Both suspects were taken to the McHenry County Jail. Additional drug and gun charges were filed against Stokes the next morning, Friday April 26, 2019, as he was alleged to have possessed anxiety pills, psychedelic mushrooms, cocaine, Ecstasy and marijuana, along with an Interarms 9 mm pistol with a defaced serial number and ammunition, according to a separate criminal complaint.

Stokes was charged with possession with intent to deliver heroin within 500 feet of a school or park, possession with intent to deliver Ecstasy, possession of ecstasy, possession with intent to deliver cocaine, possession with intent to deliver marijuana, possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance.

Stokes was also charged with possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number, possession of a firearm without a Firearm Owner’s Identification card, possession of ammunition without a FOID card, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The most serious offenses, possession with intent to deliver heroin within 500 feet of a school or park and possession with intent to deliver ecstasy, can result in sentences up to 30 years in prison.

Steven T. Stokes is scheduled for a bond hearing Tuesday, April 30, 2019 in McHenry County court. McHenry County Judge Mark Gerhardt appointed the public defender’s office to represent Stokes. Bond was set at $11,000.

Campbell was freed on a nonmonetary bond Friday morning.

Steven T. Stokes, Crystal Lake suspect facing drug and gun charges
Steven T. Stokes, Crystal Lake suspect facing drug and gun charges.

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