Drug & Sex Abuse Arrests in McHenry

A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff:

Sex Abuse Charges Lead to Two Arrests; Drug Charges Added

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force (which includes Task Force Officers from Lake in the Hills PD and McHenry City PD) and the U.S. Marshals Service Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force announced the arrests Thursday of Joseph McCormick, 33, and Amber Cechini, 27, for selling illegal drugs in the McHenry area.

In the morning hours, members of the two Task Forces and detectives from the City of McHenry Police Department served an arrest warrant on McCormick for 3 counts of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse.

The warrant was obtained after an investigation by the City of McHenry Police Department and the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office into complaints of sex abuse and illegal drug activity.

While serving the arrest warrant for McCormick at his residence in McHenry, detectives observed evidence of illegal drugs and rapidly obtained a search warrant.

A search of the residence resulted in the seizure of 9.3 grams of methamphetamine; 8 Alprazolam pills; packaging materials; multiple items of drug paraphernalia; and $2,015 in cash. The estimated street value of the illegal drugs totaled $1,000.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office encourages anyone with information regarding criminal activities to contact either the McHenry County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-762-STOP (7867),

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line at (815) 338-2144, or the tip line email address;

[email protected] Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the offender(s).

Joseph McCormick

Arrested:  Joseph M. McCormick, Male, 33, McHenry, Illinois

Charges:

  • Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine (class 1)
  • Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine (class 2)
  • Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (class 4)
  • Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (class A)
  • 3 Counts – Aggravated Criminal Sex Abuse (class 2)

Court Date: To Be Set

Bond: $70,000.00

Arrested: Amber A. Cechini,  Female, 27, McHenry, Illinois

Charges:

  • Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine (class 1)
  • Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine (class 2)
  • Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (class 4)
  • Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (class A)

Court Date and Bond: To Be Set

The charges against these individuals are merely allegations against them. All defendants are
presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


Comments

Drug & Sex Abuse Arrests in McHenry — 3 Comments

  1. Check out her Facebook page… If that’s not a 5-year documentary on the affects of drugs I don’t know what is.

  2. Well… I’m not disputing that she’s at fault, but where is her support system? Everyone saw this coming and no one stepped in? Really sad.

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