A press release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office:
RENEE HERMES FOUND GUILTY OF POSSESSION OF 100 TO 400 GRAMS OF COCAINE AFTER BENCH TRIAL
Patrick D. Kenneally, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that Renee Hermes, 54, was found guilty of Possession of 100 to 400 grams of Cocaine, a Class 1 felony, after a bench trial before the Honorable Robert Wilbrandt.
The evidence introduced at trial showed that in April of 2014, Hermes called 9-1-1 to report a possible carbon monoxide poisoning.
Hermes later admitted to being high on cocaine at the time of the call.
When emergency responders arrived at the Spring Grove residence that Hermes shared with her husband, they found over 250 grams of cocaine in the basement of the residence.
Hermes will be sentenced on October 11, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
The offense is probation eligible.
If sentenced to the Illinois Department of Corrections, Hermes faces between 6-30 years.
This case was investigated by members of the Spring Grove Police Department.
The lead investigator was Officer Lee Redlin.
This case was prosecuted by Brian Miller and Robert Ladd of the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.