An Antioch man has been sentenced to nine years in prison after pleading guilty to drug-induced homicide for selling fentanyl-laced pills to a Cary man, causing his death.
Jordan C. Schwamb, 23, of the 200 block of Cedarwood Lane in Antioch, was charged in September 2021 with one count of drug-induced homicide, a Class X felony.
A second suspect, Keenan R. Queen, 22, of the 22300 block of West Morton Drive in Lake Villa, was also charged with one count of drug-induced homicide.
A motion filed by McHenry County Assistant State’s Attorney Brette Dunbar said that Vincent Isola, 28, of Cary, was found deceased in his residence in Cary on March 4, 2021.
Officers found approximately five blue pills believed to be generic Percocet near Isola’s body, the motion said.
Officers searched Isola’s phone and social media which led to evidence showing Isola arranged to purchase illegal narcotics, including Percocet, from Schwamb, according to the motion.
Queen was accused of assisting in the transaction by arranging for Isola to purchase the drugs from Schwamb, the motion said.
The pills recovered in Isola’s residence were tested by the Illinois State Police Crime Lab and came back positive for fentanyl.
Isola’s cause of death was determined to be from the effects of fentanyl.
“Vince was a proud and loving father who is survived by his 4-year-old son, Cameron and the love of his life, Ariel,” Isola’s obituary read. A GoFundMe raised over $11,000 for the man’s son.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case and a judge issued arrest warrants for Schwamb and Queen.
Schwamb entered into a negotiated plea deal where he pleaded guilty to his charge. He was sentenced to nine years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on Thursday.
Queen has since pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, a Class 2 felony, in exchange for his drug-induced homicide charge being dismissed.
Queen is scheduled to be sentenced on Friday.