A 46-year-old McHenry 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.
Magnolia Vasquez-Morales, of the 3200 block of Meadow Lane, is due in court Thursday morning on charges accusing her of possessing less than a gram of cocaine with a child in her car. Vasquez-Morales has been 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.