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63-year-old Richmond woman arrested for selling heroin

Brenda Haseman, 63, of Richmond
Brenda Haseman, 63, of Richmond

A 63-year-old Richmond woman is facing charges after police seized 84 bags of heroin, 10 pills, and cash on Wednesday during a warrant.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Police Narcotics Task Force received numerous complaints of suspicious activity at a house in the 8300 block of North Solon Rd in Richmond.

Authorities said that after a month-long investigation, the McHenry County Sheriff’s Police Narcotics Task Force served a search warrant at the house on Monday. Brenda Haseman, 63, was taken into custody and police seized 84 individual bags of heroin ready for street use, 10 Alprazolam pills, packaging materials, and $1,629 in cash. The estimated street value of the drugs seized is $1,780, officials said.

“Anytime we can take heroin off the street, we are happy to do so,” McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim said. “Unfortunately, opioid-related deaths have become an epidemic in our community.”

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Haseman was charged with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance (class 1 felony) and two counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance (class 4 felony). She is being held on a $100,000 bond. She is next scheduled to appear in court on November 6.

Haseman was previously convicted for possession of a controlled substance in 2010 and in 2014, and theft in 2012 and 2013.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office encourages anyone with information regarding criminal activity to contact either the McHenry County Crime Stoppers at 800-762-7867 or the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line at 815-338-2144.

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