Harvard woman sentenced to five years after pleading guilty to LSD possession, gun charge

Roxanna Jimenez

A 20-year-old Harvard woman has been sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to possessing LSD and a handgun without a state license, court records show.

Roxanna Jimenez, of the 600 block of Driftwood Lane, was charged after the Nov. 25, 2020, search of her home, during which about 66 tabs of LSD were recovered, according to the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Jimenez was arrested along with Noah D. Miller, 20, of the 400 block of Stevenson Street, Marengo, court records show. Miller’s case still is pending, records show.

In Jimenez’s bedroom, investigators also found “large amounts” of marijuana in various forms, 42 Xanax pills, eight clonazepam pills and almost $5,200 in cash, according to a motion prosecutors filed in November 2020.

Two criminal complaints were filed against her. One complaint alleged possession and possession with intent to deliver between 15 and 200 tabs of LSD, possession with intent to deliver between 2,000 and 5,000 grams of marijuana, possession of between 500 and 2,000 grams of marijuana, and possession of less than 200 grams each of alprazolam and clonazepam.

According to American Addiction Centers, clonazepam is used to treat anxiety attacks, panic attacks and general stress disorders. Alprazolam is the generic form of Xanax, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

In the second complaint, Jimenez was charged with possession and possession with intent to deliver between 500 and 2,000 grams of marijuana, possession of what appeared to be seven Adderall pills without a prescription, possession of 16 pills that appeared to be alprazolam without a prescription, possession of a firearm without a valid firearm owner’s identification card and possession of 39 9-mm bullets without a valid FOID card, according to a criminal complaint.

The two cases were resolved Thursday with the same plea deal. In exchange for Jimenez’s guilty pleas, the other charges were dismissed Thursday, court records show.

The most serious charge Jimenez faced – possession with intent to deliver LSD – is a Class X felony, which typically carries a sentence of six to 30 years in prison and is not punishable by probation.

The Class 1 felony of possession to which Jimenez pleaded guilty carries a sentencing range of four to 15 years.

Her five-year sentence will be served at 50%, and she will receive credit for the 151 days she spent in custody.

An attempt to reach Jimenez’s attorney Friday was not immediately successful.

The investigation was led by Detective Eric Lee of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Police Narcotics Task Force, and the case was prosecuted by Matthew Brodersen and Brette Dunbar of the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office, according to a news release.