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Man charged with delivering fentanyl that left 21-year-old man dead in Crystal Lake

A Crystal Lake man has been arrested after he allegedly delivered fentanyl to a 21-year-old man, leading to the victim’s overdose death in Crystal Lake. Jeramee L. Brown, 22, of Crystal Lake, was charged with drug-induced homicide and unlawful delivery of a controlled substance. A charging document filed in McHenry County Circuit Court alleges Brown […]

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Man charged with drug-induced homicide after allegedly selling pills that caused 33-year-old’s death in Volo

A man has been charged with drug-induced homicide for allegedly selling fentanyl pills that caused a 33-year-old man’s death in Volo, sheriff’s officials said. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Fox Lake Fire Protection District responded on August 11 to a residence in the 2700 block of West Hartigan Road in Volo for a report […]

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Feds warn about ‘sharp increase’ in fentanyl being mixed with animal tranquilizer

Federal officials have issued a warning to the public about a “sharp increase” in fentanyl being mixed with xylazine, an animal tranquilizer, and local officials say it has been detected in Lake County. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration issued the nationwide alert last week. Xylazine, also known as “Tranq,” is a powerful sedative that the […]

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Rockford man arrested after being charged with drug-induced homicide of woman found dead in Woodstock

A Rockford man has been arrested on a $1 million warrant for allegedly selling fentanyl to a 30-year-old woman, causing her overdose death in Woodstock. RJ T. Marinas, 33, of Rockford, was charged with one count of drug-induced homicide, a Class X felony. A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit Court said that Marinas […]

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6 years in prison for McHenry man who provided fentanyl-laced heroin that caused his sister’s death

A McHenry man was sentenced Friday to six years in prison for providing heroin laced with fentanyl to his sister, causing her overdose death in McHenry. Christopher Crimaldi, 45, of the 1900 block of North Orleans Street in McHenry, was charged with 13 counts of drug-induced homicide and three counts of unlawful delivery of a […]

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Jury convicts McHenry man of providing fentanyl-laced heroin that caused his sister’s death

A McHenry man was convicted of drug-induced homicide on Wednesday for providing heroin laced with fentanyl to his sister, causing her overdose death. Christopher Crimaldi, 45, of the 1900 block of North Orleans Street in McHenry, was charged with 13 counts of drug-induced homicide and three counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance. A […]