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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, […]

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Florida man wanted for manslaughter captured in Wauconda

A Florida man wanted for manslaughter in connection with a fentanyl overdose was captured in Wauconda last Thursday. The Lake County Sheriff’s Warrants Team and U.S. Marshals apprehended Bernard Mullen, 51, of the 5300 block of Ruby Lane in Sarasota, Florida. Mullen was wanted on a nationwide arrest warrant for manslaughter and selling and delivery […]