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Florida man wanted for manslaughter captured in Wauconda

Bernard Mullen, 51, of Sarasota, Florida.

A Florida man wanted for manslaughter in connection with a fentanyl overdose was captured in Wauconda last Thursday.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Warrants Team and U.S. Marshals apprehended Bernard Mullen, 51, of the 5300 block of Ruby Lane in Sarasota, Florida. Mullen was wanted on a nationwide arrest warrant for manslaughter and selling and delivery of fentanyl.

Lake County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Christopher Covelli said that the warrant was issued in Sarasota County, Florida by the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office after a person died from a fentanyl overdose last July.

The warrant for Mullen’s arrest was issued on June 22. U.S. Marshals learned that Mullen was in Wauconda at the home of one of his family members in the 26100 block of North Hill Avenue.

Police spotted Mullen sitting on the front steps of the home and arrested him without incident. He was transported to the Lake County Jail where he remains held without bail pending an extradition hearing.

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Mullen is scheduled to appear in court on July 3.


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