Marengo man charged with cocaine delivery, child endangerment

Authorities allege 30-year-old placed 10-year-old in harm’s way by dealing drugs out of the home where the child lived

A 30-year-old Marengo man remained at the McHenry County Jail on Tuesday after police said he delivered between 15 and 100 grams of cocaine.

Isaac C. Velasquez of the 600 block of East Grant Highway is charged with delivery of cocaine, possession of a controlled substance and child endangerment. The child endangerment charge stems from Velasquez dealing drugs out of the home where a 10-year-old lived, which authorities alleged placed the child in harm’s way, court records show.

The most serious charge, delivery of cocaine, is a Class X felony punishable by as many as 30 years in prison.

McHenry County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Velasquez about 9 a.m. Friday, according to a criminal complaint.

Velasquez is accused of possessing cocaine that he intended to deliver on Feb. 23, March 3 and March 26, according to the complaint.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office could not immediately be reached to comment on additional details. It was not immediately clear how much cocaine Velasquez is accused of possessing or what it might be worth at street value.

Velasquez and his attorney from the McHenry County Public Defender’s Office are scheduled to appear in court Wednesday morning for a bond hearing. In the meantime, Velasquez will remain at the McHenry County Jail until he can post the required $10,000 bail.

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