South Elgin woman gets seven years for providing heroin that killed friend

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A northwest suburban woman has been sentenced to seven years in prison for supplying a fatal dose of heroin to an acquaintance. 

Andrea R. Nielsen, 25, was sentenced Wednesday to seven years by Judge Susan Clancy Boles, according to the Kane County state’s attorney’s office. She was convicted in January of drug-induced homicide.

The South Elgin resident was contacted by Abbey Nordmeyer about 9:40 p.m. on April 4, 2103, to purchase heroin, a statement from prosecutors said.

Nielsen and 22-year-old Nicholas C. Allen drove to Chicago, bought the heroin, then drove back to Nordmeyer’s home in South Elgin, where all three used the drug and fell asleep, prosecutors said.

Nordmeyer was dead when Nielsen and Allen woke up about 11 a.m. the next day, prosecutors said. An autopsy found the 24-year-old died of a heroin overdose.

Allen, of the 300 block of North River Street in South Elgin, agreed to an eight-year prison sentence in exchange for pleading guilty to drug-induced homicide.

Nielsen, of the 900 block of Mark Street in South Elgin, must serve at least 75 percent of her sentence. She will receive credit for at least 707 days served in the Kane County Jail, where she has been held since her arrest.

Nicholas C. Allen | Kane County state’s attorney’s office

Nicholas C. Allen | Kane County state’s attorney’s office

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