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Harmon man facing 11 felony drug, guns and battery charges

Allen C. Nelson III
Allen C. Nelson III

DIXON – A 55-year-old Harmon man charged Monday with several felonies in the wake of a domestic dispute was charged again Tuesday when officers went back to his home with a search warrant and found, meth, weed and an illegal firearm, the Lee County Sheriff’s Department said.

Allen C. Nelson III is in Lee County Jail, charged with 11 felonies: two counts of aggravated possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, possession of meth with intent, possession of less than 5 grams of meth, possession of a controlled substance, intent to deliver 50 to 300 grams of marijuana, possession of a firearm with defaced ID marks, aggravated domestic battery, aggravated battery, intimidation and unlawful restraint, all felonies.

Aggravated possession of meth carries the harshest penalty, 4 to 15 years in prison, while possession of meth with intent and aggravated domestic battery each carries 3 to 7 years. Five of the charges are punishable by 2 to 5 years, and two carry 1 to 3 years. Penalty enhancements may apply.

Nelson also is charged with possession of a gun without a FOID card, possession of ammo without a FOID card and domestic battery, all misdemeanors.

Lee County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the report of a domestic battery Sunday in the 100 block of U.S. Route 30, and the next day members of the Lee County Joint Operations Group conducted the search, the department said in a news release.

Nelson has a preliminary hearing Jan. 22 in both cases; bond was not available Tuesday evening.

While he has multiple traffic tickets in Lee, Ogle, Whiteside an Carroll counties, Nelson has no other felony convictions in those courts.

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