Man charged with supplying fentanyl-laced heroin that killed man in NW suburbs

SHARE Man charged with supplying fentanyl-laced heroin that killed man in NW suburbs
fentanyl_e1530300737584.jpg

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration displays samples of fentanyl seized in 2006 in Chicago. | Sun-Times file photo

A man has been charged with providing the fentanyl-laced heroin that caused a man’s fatal overdose last year in northwest suburban Burlington Township.

Authorities were called to a home in the 44W300 block of Plank Road in Burlington Township and found 28-year-old William Barratt dead on Dec. 2, 2017, according to a statement from the Kane County Sheriff’s Office. Toxicology reports indicated that he died from an overdose of heroin containing fentanyl.

Investigators determined that 29-year-old Adam Ochoa of Algonquin supplied the drugs to Barratt, the sheriff’s office said. An arrest warrant was issued for Ochoa and he was taken into custody Tuesday.

Ochoa is charged with a felony count of drug-induced homicide, the sheriff’s office said. He is being held at the Kane County Jail with a bail amount of $200,000 and his next court date was scheduled for March 23.

Adam Ochoa | Kane County Sheriff’s Office

Adam Ochoa | Kane County Sheriff’s Office

The Latest
Shortly after 11 p.m., the university said the school’s police were on scene at the Evanston Campus near 70 Arts Circle Drive investigating reports of an active threat. An alert warned students to run, hide, fight.
Police said the victims, including a 14-year-old boy, were inside a home in the 8000 block of South Vincennes Avenue in Chatham about 7:33 p.m. when two men entered and shot them.
Jashawn Forest, 20, was identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, which ruled his death a homicide.
Rather than seeing his players give in to the growing adversity, coach Billy Donovan watched them turn the second half into a brawl — and eventually a win.
Two beloved former Hawks — Kane and Alex DeBrincat — led a late comeback for Detroit en route to a 3-2 overtime decision on an emotional day at the United Center.