A Wonder Lake man who pleaded guilty to delivering heroin to a man shortly before his overdose death in Wonder Lake has been sentenced to six months in jail.
Branden A. Dean, 28, of the 6900 block of Seminole Drive in Wonder Lake, was charged in December 2020 with drug-induced homicide, a Class X felony, and possession of a controlled substance, a Class 2 felony.
A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit Court said Dean delivered heroin on September 25, 2020, to Cody Williams.
Williams ingested the drugs and then suffered a fatal overdose, the complaint said.
A motion filed by Assistant State’s Attorney Brian Miller said Williams was found dead at his home in Wonder Lake the next day.
An investigation showed that Dean provided heroin to Williams the night before he was found dead, Miller said.
Williams consumed the heroin shortly before returning to his house that night, Miller added.
An autopsy showed Williams died from the combined effect of numerous drugs in his system. One of the contributing drugs was heroin.
An arrest warrant was issued for Dean in November 2020 and he was taken into custody with a $125,000 bond.
Court records show Dean entered into a negotiated plea deal with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office last week.
Dean pleaded guilty to unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, a Class 1 felony, in exchange for his other charges being dismissed.
Court records show Judge Michael Coppedge sentenced Dean to 180 days in the county jail, four years of probation and one year of electronic monitoring.
Coppedge also ordered the man to complete drug addiction treatment.