Anthony J. Douglas, 38, of Waukegan.

A Waukegan man has been sentenced to six years in prison after he pleaded guilty to the drug-induced homicide of an Algonquin man who died following a heroin overdose.

Anthony J. Douglas, 38, of Waukegan, was charged in September 2022 with drug-induced homicide, a Class X felony.

A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit Court said Douglas delivered heroin to Joseph M. Scully, 32, of Algonquin, on August 21, 2022.

Scully died the same day after injecting a portion of the heroin into his body.

McHenry County Assistant State’s Attorney Hunter Jones said in a motion that Scully was found unresponsive in his home.

Bags suspected to contain heroin and fentanyl were found near his body along with a straw and needle.

Phone records showed that Scully had arranged to purchase the heroin and fentanyl from Douglas on the day of his death, Jones said.

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Douglas was interviewed and admitted that he sold Scully four bags of heroin on the day of his death, Jones said.

The case was investigated by the North Central Narcotics Task Force, court records show.

Investigators arrested Douglas in September 2022 and transported him to the McHenry County Jail where he was ordered held on a $300,000 bond.

Douglas has remained held in jail since his arrest and court records show he entered into a negotiated plea deal with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office earlier this week.

He pleaded guilty to one count of drug-induced homicide and was sentenced to an agreed-upon six years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

McHenry County Judge Mark Gerhardt accepted the plea on Tuesday and sentenced Douglas to prison.

Douglas received the minimum sentence. He faced up to 30 years in prison on the charge.

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