A Ingleside man and his mother are in Lake County jail after being charged with drug-induced homicide in the death of a 30-year-old man in September, authorities said Thursday.
Brian Stedronsky, 32, and his mother, Carolyn Stedronsky, 52, both of the 35000 block of North Milwaukee Avenue, were picked up on warrants by Lake County sheriff's deputies on Dec. 4, Lake County sheriff's Sgt. Sara Balmes said.
Brian Stedronsky is held on $300,000 bail, while Carolyn Stedronsky's bail is set at $250,000, Balmes said.
Sheriff's deputies were called to the 34000 block of Oden Drive in Ingleside for a death investigation about 9 p.m. Sept. 18 after Jeffrey Ferris' body was found in the home, officials said.
Investigators determined Ferris had been dropped off by Brian Stedronsky and an unidentified family member around 1 a.m. after partying. That family member has not been charged in this case, officials said.
Brian Stedronsky told detectives during the investigation he sold Ferris two Fentanyl patches, and that Ferris had cut them open and sucked out the medication, Balmes said.
According to drugs.com, Fentanyl patches are a highly addictive pain medication used to control chronic pain.
Balmes said Brian Stedronsky told detectives he purchased the Fentanyl patches from his mother, Carolyn Stedronsky, and that he had previously sold one other Fentanyl patch to Ferris.
Balmes added that Carolyn Stedronsky told detectives she took the Fentanyl patches from her husband, who was prescribed the medication for an injury.
Brian and Carolyn Stedronsky are scheduled to appear in court at 9 a.m. Dec. 11.