A Chicago man is being held on a $500,000 bond for allegedly selling fentanyl-laced heroin that caused a man’s overdose death near McHenry last summer.
Mitch D. Crawford, 36, of the 4500 block of South Lavergne Avenue in Chicago, was charged with one count of drug-induced homicide, a Class X felony.
A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit Court alleges Crawford delivered fentanyl to Richard A. Faul on July 13, 2021.
Faul, 28, was found dead in the bathroom of his father’s home the following day, according to a motion filed in court.
There were five empty baggies near him and approximately 36 baggies of suspected heroin and fentanyl, the motion said.
The substance ultimately tested positive for fentanyl.
Phone records and other evidence showed that Faul purchased the heroin and fentanyl from Crawford before he died, the motion said.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case and a judge signed an arrested warrant on September 1.
Crawford was arrested on Friday and transported to the McHenry County Jail.
He remains held on a $500,000 bond. Crawford would need to post $50,000 cash in order to be released.
A status of preliminary hearing is scheduled for Tuesday.