A Harvard woman’s charges have been upgraded to drug-induced homicide after she allegedly sold drugs in March to a man who later died of an overdose.
Jessica E. Stoneburner, 30, of the 1400 block of Northfield Court in Harvard, was originally charged on March 21 with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, a Class 3 felony.
Stoneburner had been free on bond but was taken into custody during a court appearance on Thursday after the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office approved two counts of drug-induced homicide, a Class X felony.
Daniel W. Bane, 29, of Harvard, was pronounced dead around 4:11 a.m. March 21 in the parking lot of Mercy Hospital, 901 Grant Street, according to the Harvard Police Department and court documents.
Harvard Police Sgt. Nick Hill said at the time of the incident that a further investigation led to the arrest of Stoneburner.
Court documents show that Stoneburner and another woman took Bane to the hospital after he suffered an apparent drug overdose.
A Harvard police detective who spoke with Stoneburner learned that Stoneburner drove Bane and the other woman to Chicago to purchase drugs on March 20, a motion filed in court shows.
Stoneburner purchased alprazolam in Chicago and sold a portion to the other woman in Wonder Lake, the court documents said.
New court documents relating to Stoneburner’s upgraded charges show the woman also sold Bane fentanyl-laced cocaine which contributed to his death.
Stoneburner, who was appointed a public defender, remains held in the McHenry County Jail on a $250,000 bond.