Woodstock man receives prison sentence for 2019 cocaine possession

Joe Joe Hymon accepted a plea deal Tuesday and pleaded guilty to a felony charge of cocaine possession

A 28-year-old Woodstock man was sentenced to prison Tuesday in connection with his 2019 arrest on multiple drug charges.

Joe Joe D. Hymon, of the 2100 block of Willow Brooke Drive, accepted a plea deal Tuesday and pleaded guilty to a felony charge of possession of cocaine. McHenry County Judge Michael Coppedge sentenced Hymon to seven years in prison.

In exchange for Hymon’s guilty plea, prosecutors dismissed additional charges including possession with intent to deliver cocaine, possession with intent to deliver ecstasy, possession of ecstasy, possession with intent to deliver marijuana, possession of a firearm without a Firearm Owner Identification card, possession of marijuana, possession of ammunition without a FOID card and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The man’s attorney, Dustin Smith, was not immediately available to comment Tuesday afternoon.

Hymon and a woman, Shakiara S. Smith, were arrested in June 2019 when police say the pair were found in possession of 3 ounces of cocaine, 69 ecstasy tablets and about 5 pounds of marijuana, according to separate criminal complaints.

The drugs were estimated to be worth $12,971 at the time, court records show.

Smith pleaded guilty in April to possession of marijuana and obstruction of justice. She in turn was sentenced to two years of probation, court records show.

Katie Smith

Katie Smith

Katie has reported on the crime and courts beat for the Northwest Herald since 2017. She began her career with Shaw Media in 2015 at the Daily Chronicle in DeKalb, where she reported on the courts, city council, the local school board, and business.