A McHenry man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison in connection with the drug-induced homicide of a 29-year-old man who died of a fentanyl overdose.
John M. Maly, 29, of McHenry, and Casey L. Johann, 26, of Wheeling, were both charged in March 2021 with drug-induced homicide, a Class X felony.
A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit Court alleged that Johann and Maly delivered fentanyl, a controlled substance, to Tyler D. Martin on October 23, 2020.
Martin, 29, ingested the substance, causing his death, according to the complaint, which was filed by a McHenry County sheriff’s detective.
A motion filed by McHenry County Assistant State’s Attorney Ken Hudson said that Martin was found dead at his McHenry home on October 24, 2020, following the overdose.
Hudson said that Johann and Maly delivered the fentanyl to Martin the night before he was found dead.
An autopsy confirmed that Martin died from the adverse effects of fentanyl.
An investigation was conducted by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force.
Prosecutors said Maly arranged for the purchase of fentanyl for himself, Martin and Johann.
Maly also arranged for transportation for the three of them to a McDonald’s in Bridgeview where they purchased the fentanyl.
Martin ingested the fentanyl that was purchased before being found dead the next day.
“That fentanyl is what caused his death. Without Maly’s actions, the McHenry man would not have obtained the fentanyl that resulted in his death,” prosecutors said Thursday.
Hudson said that Maly has four separate felony convictions dating back to 2015 for unlawful delivery of a controlled substance.
Court records show Maly pleaded guilty on Thursday to a reduced charge of attempted drug-induced homicide, a Class 1 felony, in exchange for his other charges being dismissed.
McHenry County Judge Tiffany Davis approved the plea and sentenced Maly to 10 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Court records show Johann previously also pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of attempted drug-induced homicide, a Class 1 felony.
She was sentenced in September 2021 to 30 months of felony probation and 250 hours of public service work.
According to a petition for revocation of probation filed by prosecutors, Johann tested positive for opiates on multiple occasions in December 2021 despite being barred from consuming illegal drugs.
Johann also failed to obtain a substance abuse evaluation within 30 days of her sentencing, the petition said.
In April, a judge resentenced Johann to five years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.