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Waukegan man sentenced to 4 years in prison in connection with man’s overdose death

Rashon R. Davis, 30, of Waukegan.

A Waukegan man has been sentenced to four years in prison in connection with a fentanyl-laced heroin overdose death of a McHenry County man.

Rashon R. Davis, 30, of the 500 block of Butrick Street in Waukegan, was originally indicted on three counts of drug-induced homicide, a Class X felony.

Davis pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of attempted delivery of a controlled substance, a Class 3 felony, in a negoitated plea deal with prosecutors, court records show.

His three counts of drug-induced homicide charges were dismissed as part of the plea.

Prosecutors said that the victim, Alan M. Lippert, 35, of McHenry, was found dead of a heroin and fentanyl overdose on August 26, 2018.

A motion filed in McHenry County court at the time of Davis’ arrest said that Lippert’s girlfriend, Nicole Free, arranged with Davis to buy heroin.

Free told police she got a ride to Waukegan where she purchased heroin from a “runner” for Davis. Free picked Davis out of a line-up and stated she purchased heroin from him several times.

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Davis admitted to police that provided Free heroin on multiple occasions and that he was aware that her boyfriend had died.

He also admitted that on the date of Lippert’s death he sent his “runner” to sell heroin to Free, the motion said.

McHenry County Judge Robert Wilbrandt sentenced Davis to four years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. He will also have to pay $4,739 in fines and court fees.

The case was investigated by members of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and prosecuted by Susanne Groebner of the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.


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