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Second person sentenced to prison for role in overdose death of Crystal Lake woman

Kane E. Kellett, 34, of Crystal Lake.

A Crystal Lake man has been sentenced to seven years in prison in connection with the fatal fentanyl-laced heroin overdose of a woman, prosecutors said.

Kane E. Kellett, 34, of Crystal Lake, received the maximum allowed sentenced by McHenry County Judge Michael Coppedge. Prosecutors dropped his drug-induced homicide charge in exchange for him pleading guilty to unlawful delivery of a controlled substance.

Kellett, along with two others, Jeffrey J. Hauck, 34, of Crystal Lake, and Melissa Ohlson, 42, of Woodstock, were originally charged with drug-induced homicide and other charges in connection with the death of 32-year-old Stephanie Phillippi.

Phillippi was found unresponsive and pronounced dead in Crystal Lake on March 6 after ingesting heroin and fentanyl, prosecutors said.

Hauck was sentenced in November to nine years in prison after being found guilty of drug-induced homicide at a bench trial in front of McHenry County Judge Robert Wilbrandt.

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Prosecutors said that the three defendants had traveled to Chicago to purchase bags of heroin that contained fentanyl and brought them back to Crystal Lake where it was delivered to Phillippi.

Hauck and Kellett could have their sentences reduced for good behavior. Ohlson is scheduled to appear in court on January 21.


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