Bull Valley Pot Guy Gets Ten Years

A press release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney:

DAVID A. SOSKIN SENTENCED TO TEN YEARS IN THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS FOR THE OFFENSE OF POSSESSION OF MORE THAN 5,000 GRAMS OF CANNABIS WITH INTENT TO DELIVER

David Soskin

Patrick D. Kenneally, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that David A. Soskin, 43, was sentenced to ten years in the Illinois Department of Corrections by Honorable Judge Sharon Prather after pleading guilty to Possession of more than 5,000 Grams of Cannabis with Intent to Deliver, a Class X Felony.

On May 17, 2017, members of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Police SWAT Team, Narcotics Task Force, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Rockford Police Department executed a search warrant at Soskin’s residence on Cherry Valley Road in Bull Valley.

Soskin’s residence was targeted after a detailed investigation into Cannabis Trafficking in the Northern Illinois region by several police agencies.

1001 Cherry Valley Road, Bull Valley, Illinois.

During the search of Soskin’s residence, law enforcement agents found large amounts of cannabis, multiple firearms and numerous items that used in the packaging, distribution, and sale of cannabis.

The arrest of Soskin also resulted in forfeiture proceedings for numerous items including the residence at 1001 Cherry Valley Road in Bull Valley, Illinois which remain pending in court.

This case was investigated by members of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Unit, the Rockford Police Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

This case was prosecuted by John Gibbons, Chief of the Criminal Division of the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office, and Assistant State’s Attorneys Randi Freese and Thomas Cahil


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Bull Valley Pot Guy Gets Ten Years — 6 Comments

  1. This is yet another of the nefarious consequences of Section 8 of the Housing Act of 1937 that my fellow compassionate conservative sunshine commenters accurately associate with the sustained decline of formerly beautiful McHenry county. Sunshine blogger, don’t you have that picture of the gorgeous machine gun found in this house? I mean, for those of us who cherish our second amendment rights. 191 days. Stay tuned…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, meeeeeoooooowwwwwww…

  2. I think that’s a very fair punishment considering the laws. Wouldn’t have been possible without a paid lawyer.

  3. If only the Feds would follow up with an appropriate sentence for the machine gun (and any other firearms) found in the possession of this previously convicted felon, then maybe. .

  4. Legalize it and stop punishments for a drug far less dangerous than alcohol or tobacco.

  5. They didn’t mention the 1000 narcotic pills or that his previous charge was for selling hundreds of illegal guns stolen from his father’s store when he was a teenager.

    One was used to kill a person in a drive by gang fight.

    He should be punished for that.

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