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updated: 11/16/2011 3:53 PM

Third person charged in Carol Stream woman's heroin death

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  • Divie A. Moore

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A third person has been charged in connection with a Carol Stream woman's apparent heroin overdose death.

Bail was set at $500,000 Wednesday for Divie A. Moore, 29, on charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, marijuana possession and unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon.

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Assistant State's Attorney Louisa Nuckolls said Moore was identified through an investigation into the death of 37-year-old Jennifer Andolfi, whose body was found Monday in a Carol Stream apartment. Moore sold heroin to a man who then sold it to Andolfi shortly before her apparent overdose and death, Nuckolls said.

Police said Moore was stopped Tuesday afternoon near Schmale and Fullerton Roads in Carol Stream, and authorities found marijuana residue in his vehicle.

After Moore consented to a search of his home on the 100 block of Fairfield Lane in Carol Stream, Nuckolls said, officers found a Taser and about 30 packets of heroin matching heroin packets recovered in the Andolfi investigation. Police also found text messages regarding drug sales on Moore's cellphone, Nuckolls said, and Moore admitted selling heroin to the man accused of selling it to Andolfi.

"We don't just stop at the person who sold the drugs (to the victim). We go up the chain, and that's what this was," said Carol Stream Police Cmdr. Ken George, whose office was assisted by the DuPage Metropolitan Enforcement Group.

Nuckolls said Moore is on parole after serving prison time for delivery of the drug ecstasy. He would have to post $50,000 to be released from the DuPage County jail.

Also charged in the case are Edward Kliest, 43, and Tiffany Vanderbusch, 22, both of the 0N200 block of Silverleaf Boulevard in Wheaton.

Authorities said Kliest sold heroin to Andolfi shortly before she was found dead inside his father's apartment on the 600 block of East Gundersen Drive in Carol Stream. After learning of the apparent overdose, Kliest returned to the apartment with Vanderbusch and they tried to clean up the crime scene by putting bleach on and around the victim's body, prosecutors say.

Monday's death marked the second heroin-related fatality reported in recent months at a stretch of apartment complexes along East Gundersen Drive in Carol Stream.

In July, a 23-year-old Chicago man was charged with supplying the heroin that killed 38-year-old Stephen Briston of Wheaton, who police said was found dead at a different building than Andolfi on the 600 block of East Gundersen.

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