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updated: 9/1/2011 3:56 PM

North Chicago man gets prison in fatal overdose

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  • Sederls Williams

    Sederls Williams


A North Chicago man was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday after admitting he provided the heroin that killed an Antioch woman.

Sederls Williams, 33, pleaded guilty to delivery of a controlled substance during a hearing before Lake County Circuit Judge John Phillips.

Assistant State's Attorney Suzanne Willett said Williams, of the 1000 block of Glenn Drive, sold the heroin to Lindsey Smith, 22, on June 12, 2010.

Smith was found unresponsive later that day in a room at the Sunset Motel, 267 Route 173, and an autopsy determined she had died of a heroin overdose.

Antioch police and agents of the Lake County Metropolitan Enforcement Group interviewed people who had been seen with Smith that day, and those people identified Williams.

Williams was arrested Sept. 22, and was also charged with drug-induced homicide in the case.

Willett said she agreed to drop the more serious charge in exchange for Williams' guilty plea. Smith's family, who were in the courtroom Thursday, had approved the negotiation, Willett added.

Williams had been held on $350,000 bond since his arrest.