Carpentersville man sentenced to 11 years in drug case

  • Lamelle T. Johnson

    Lamelle T. Johnson

By Mary Norkol
Daily Herald correspondent
Updated 10/10/2019 5:28 PM

A Carpentersville man was sentenced to 11 years in prison for possessing cocaine he intended to deliver, the Kane County state's attorney's office announced Thursday.

Lamelle T. Johnson, 52, agreed to the sentence as part of a plea deal.


In November 2018, police serving a search warrant at Johnson's home on the 1100 block of Chippewa Circle in Carpentersville found him shoving cocaine in his mouth. He also threw cocaine in an officer's face, the news release said. Police found just under 28 grams of cocaine -- roughly $2,790 in value -- in Johnson's home. They also found more than $8,000 cash and evidence of cocaine residue.

Johnson has a criminal history that includes a 1990 cocaine delivery conviction and a 2012 conviction for driving under the influence, the news release said.

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