Cody J. Kallerud, 28, of McHenry.

A McHenry man has been sentenced to 15 days in jail after pleading guilty to giving pills to a Wonder Lake man the day before the victim’s overdose death.

Cody J. Kallerud, 28, of McHenry, was charged in December 2020 with drug-induced homicide, a Class X felony, and unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, a Class 3 felony.

A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit Court alleges Kallerud delivered Xanax to Cody Williams on September 25, 2020.

Williams ingested the substance and died as a result, the complaint said.

McHenry County Assistant State’s Attorney Brian Miller said Williams was found dead at his home in Wonder Lake on September 26, 2020, one day after the delivery of the drugs.

Blue Xanax pills were located in Williams’ room, including one near his body, Miller said.

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Investigators reviewed Williams’ cell phone and found a text message conversation between Kallerud and Williams.

Williams had arranged to acquire Xanax pills from Kallerud, Miller said.

Miller said that Kallerud admitted to providing blue Xanax pills to Williams on the night before Williams was found dead.

Investigators found a large number of blue Xanax pills in Kallerud’s bedroom shortly after Williams died.

An autopsy showed that Williams died from the combined effect of numerous drugs in his system, one of which was Xanax.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case and arrested Kallerud in early December 2020.

Kallerud was released from the McHenry County Jail after posting 10% of his $90,000 bond.

Court records show he entered into a blind plea deal with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office in early March.

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Kallerud pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, a Class 3 felony, in exchange for his other charge being dismissed.

McHenry County Judge James Cowlin sentenced Kallerud on April 28 to 180 days in the county jail and 24 months of probation.

Cowlin stayed 112 days of the jail sentence and gave him credit for 19 days already served. Kallerud also received day-for-day credit.

Kallerud’s effective jail sentence is 15 days unless he fails to comply with his sentence terms, at which time Cowlin could impose the jail sentence that was stayed.

Kallerud will be required to undergo drug and alcohol testing as part of his sentencing and he will be required to complete all recommended treatment from a substance abuse evaluation.