A Chicago man has been charged with the drug-induced homicide of a man, who was found dead in Wonder Lake by his mother after a fentanyl overdose.
Dion S. Luster, 47, of the 2800 block of West 82nd Street in Chicago, was charged with one count of drug-induced homicide, a Class X felony.
McHenry County Assistant State’s Attorney Hunter Jones said in a motion that police were dispatched on July 14, 2020, to the 4900 block of St. Joseph Court in Wonder Lake.
The 911 caller was a mother who reported finding her son, Jason Martinez, cold to the touch and believed to be deceased. Martinez was later confirmed to be dead.
The mother told officers that Martinez had recently been released from prison and had been a heroin user prior to serving his prison sentence, Jones said.
A week later, sheriff’s detectives spoke to Martinez’s girlfriend who told them that she and her boyfriend had traveled to Chicago on July 10, 2020, to purchase drugs from Luster.
The woman and Martinez took a Metra train from Barrington to Chicago and met Luster approximately a mile from the train station, Jones said.
Phone records from the phones of Martinez and his girlfriend along with Luster confirmed the three were in that area.
Martinez’s death was confirmed to be due to fentanyl ingestion, court documents said.
An arrest warrant was issued for Luster in October 2020 and he was transported to the McHenry County Jail on Monday.
Luster was recently found guilty of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver in Cook County, Jones said.
Luster remains held in the McHenry County Jail on a $1 million bond. He would need to post $100,000 to be released.
An arraignment hearing and motion to reduce bond hearing are scheduled for Thursday.