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Drug Dealer Found Guilty of Drug Induced Homicide

Post Date:01/13/2017 4:50 PM

Patrick D. Kenneally, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announced that 36-year-old James F. Linder of Zion, Illinois, was found guilty, after a jury trial, of the offense of Drug Induced Homicide.  The Defendant will be sentenced on February 24, 2017 and faces between 15 and 60 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. 

"Dealing heroin is akin to dealing death,” said Kenneally.  “We will continue to seek extended prison terms for drug dealers whose product kills someone in this community.”

The case centered around the overdose death of a 21 year-old victim who was brought to the Algonquin Village Hall in physical distress on January 31, 2015 at 1:30 a.m.  Emergency responders found the victim unconscious.  Though immediately transported to the hospital, the victim died of heroin intoxication. 

An investigation by the Algonquin Police Department, in conjunction with the North Central Narcotics Team, determined that the Defendant sold the heroin to the victim.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorney Randi Freese and John T. Gibbons.

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