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Man charged with drug-induced homicide after Mundelein teen’s fentanyl overdose

James J. Murray, 21, of Wheeling.

A Wheeling man has been charged in connection with the accidental overdose death of a Mundelein teen last August, police announced on Tuesday.

Police and firefighters responded on August 17 to 140 South Midland Avenue in Mundelein for a drug overdose. The opioid reversing drug Naloxone was administered to 19-year-old Nathan T. Clyde, and Mundelein paramedics worked to revive him. He was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville where he was later pronounced dead.

Mundelein police said that a small bag with white powder was located in Clyde’s wallet. The powder was later tested positive for fentanyl. The Lake County Coroner Coroner’s Office ruled Clyde’s death an accidental overdose.

Investigators worked for several months and eventually linked James J. Murray, 21, of 1601 Arlington Drive in Wheeling, as the person who sold Clyde the suspected heroin just prior to his death.

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Murray was arrested on April 12 at his home and charged with drug-induced homicide and unlawful delivery of a controlled substance. He is being held on a $750,000 bond in the Lake County Jail.


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