Crime & Courts

Anonymous 'suspicious person' call leads to drug charges against McHenry woman

Magnolia Vasquez-Morales, 46, of the 3200 block of Meadow Lane, McHenry
Magnolia Vasquez-Morales, 46, of the 3200 block of Meadow Lane, McHenry

A 46-year-old woman faces cocaine and child endangerment charges after a nameless caller tipped off police to a "suspicious person" in the McHenry Walgreens parking lot, authorities said.

A McHenry woman is due in court Thursday morning on charges accusing her of possessing between one and 15 grams of cocaine with a child in her car.

Magnolia Vasquez-Morales, of the 3200 block of Meadow Lane, is charged with manufacturing or delivering cocaine, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and child endangerment.

Police received an anonymous report Monday of a suspicious person at Walgreens, 3925 W. Elm St., McHenry police public affairs officer Patrick Polidori said.

Vasquez-Morales' vehicle matched the caller's description, and police stopped her in a nearby area, Polidori said.

A police search yielded less than a gram of cocaine and paraphernalia, according to a complaint filed in McHenry County court. A person younger than 18 also was in the car at the time. Polidori declined to comment on the child's age.

Vasquez-Morales remained at the McHenry County Jail on Wednesday evening on a $200,000 bond. A conviction of manufacturing or delivering cocaine is punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect to correct amount of cocaine police allegedly seized.

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