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Man charged with drug-induced homicide in 27-year-old man’s overdose death in Crystal Lake

A man was charged with drug-induced homicide for allegedly selling fentanyl pills that caused a 27-year-old Crystal Lake man’s death, court documents said. Ryan James, 25, of the 3600 block of Smoke Tree Lane in Crystal Lake, was charged with drug-induced homicide and calculated criminal drug conspiracy, both Class X felonies. In June 2021, James […]

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Judge sentences Crystal Lake man to more than 6 years in prison for selling fentanyl

A judge sentenced a Crystal Lake man, who was already on parole, to more than six years in prison for selling fentanyl to another person last July. Paul S. Benzinger, 33, of Crystal Lake, pleaded guilty to unlawful delivery of a controlled substance and unlawful possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance on Tuesday. […]

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‘Multiple overdose deaths’: Sheriff’s office warns public after spike in laced drug deaths in McHenry County

Authorities are warning the public after a “significant number” of overdose deaths in McHenry County last week following reports of counterfeit prescription medication laced with fentanyl. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force has seen an increase in counterfeit prescription medications containing fentanyl, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office. The sheriff’s office […]

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McHenry man charged with drug-induced homicide

A McHenry man has been charged with drug-induced homicide for selling a fatal combination of fentanyl-laced heroin to a 27-year-old man. Steven C. Glennon, 59, of the 3700 block of Millstream Street in McHenry, was charged with three counts of drug-induced homicide, a Class X felony, and three counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled […]

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9 years in prison for Crystal Lake man who provided fentanyl-laced heroin in girlfriend’s fatal overdose

A Crystal Lake man has been sentenced to nine years in prison in connection with the fatal fentanyl-laced heroin overdose of his girlfriend, prosecutors said. Jeffrey J. Hauck, 33, of Crystal Lake, was sentenced after being found guilty of drug-induced homicide at a bench trial in front of McHenry County Judge Robert Wilbrandt. Stephanie Phillippi, […]