4 charged with Sugar Grove Township woman’s overdose death

SHARE 4 charged with Sugar Grove Township woman’s overdose death

Clockwise, from top left: Eric Anthony, Neal Crowder, Joseph Tortorella and Johnny Williams. | Kane County state’s attorney’s office

Four men have been charged in connection with the drug overdose death of a woman last month near west suburban Sugar Grove.

Ashley M. Mastel, 21, died after ingesting drugs on Feb. 20, according to the Kane County state’s attorney’s office. Investigators determined she died from fentanyl intoxication.

Four men who allegedly provided Mastel with the drugs have been charged with one felony count each of drug-induced homicide:

  • Johnny L. Williams, 56, of St. Charles;
  • Neal R. Crowder, 26, of Batavia;
  • Joseph Tortorella, 26, of Batavia; and
  • Eric P. Anthony, 21, of St. Charles.

Williams was ordered held on a $150,000 bond and his next court date was scheduled for March 31, prosecutors said. Bond for Crowder was set at $100,000 and he is due back in court March 24. Tortorella’s bond was set at $20,000 and he is expected to appear April 7. Anthony was ordered held on $50,000 and his next court date is April 6.

If convicted, each man faces a possible sentence of six to 30 years in prison, prosecutors said.

The Latest
About 1:15 a.m., a 31-year-old man was outside in the 1600 block of North Hamlin Avenue when he was approached by two men in a vehicle who began shooting, Chicago police said.
The entire city is aiming at their backs. The McCaskeys and Kevin Warren sitting back on some Al Capone vibe waiting on when to give the order. Fire v. Fired. Same thing.
Counsell has yet to step in the dugout for the Cubs, but it’s becoming clear what the team should expect.
Crevier’s unrestrained happiness about being in the NHL — and underdog journey (as a 2020 seventh-round pick) to get to it — gives the Hawks something to smile about during an otherwise dispiriting stretch of the season.