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Bartlett family of four all plead guilty to drug possession, get probation

Rick Schoenwolf

Rick Schoenwolf

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Updated: December 24, 2011 8:12AM

A Bartlett family of four — dad, mom, son and daughter — all pleaded guilty Tuesday to felony drug possession as part of a plea deal with DuPage County prosecutors.

All were charged after being found with a different drug — everything from marijuana to cocaine to prescription painkillers and psychedelic mushrooms — when police raided their northwest suburban home earlier this year.

Pleading guilty were Rick Schoenwolf, 50; his wife, Kimberly, 46; their son, Eric, 19; and daughter, Staci, 20.

Their pleas require all four to serve two years’ probation and perform 30 hours of public service work. If they successfully complete their sentences, they can seek to have the felony convictions expunged, defense attorney Brian Telander said.

“They made a terrible mistake, but they shouldn’t have to suffer for the rest of their lives,” Telander said.

At the time of the Schoenwolfs arrest in July, police said the family’s home was raided after an undercover investigation into illegal drug trafficking in Bartlett.

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