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posted: 2/1/2013 10:06 PM

Round Lake man charged in fatal drug sale

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    Byron Sullivan


A Round Lake man has been charged with drug-induced homicide for selling the heroin that killed the 20-year-old victim, authorities said Friday.

Byron Sullivan, 21, of the 1100 block of East End Drive, faces up to 30 years in prison if found guilty, Lake County Assistant State's Attorney Jason Grindel said. Bail was set at $1 million.

Sullivan was contacted by Libertyville resident Tim McCann, who requested heroin via text message on Jan. 31, Grindel said. Sullivan purchased the heroin from an unknown person in Waukegan, then delivered the drug to McCann between 6 and 7 p.m. that day, Grindel said.

McCann was found a short time later in the basement of his home surrounded by needles, syringes and other items used to inject heroin, Grindel said.

McCann was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, where he died at 9:08 p.m., Lake County Chief Deputy Coroner Orlando Portillo said.

No signs of foul play were found during an autopsy Friday, Portillo said. An official cause of death will be released following toxicology results in about 10 days, he added.

Sullivan is due in court on Tuesday, Feb. 5.

Grindel said in bond court Friday that at the time of the heroin sale to McCann, Sullivan was on probation for unlawful possession of a controlled substance due to a 2010 arrest. He was scheduled to end his probation in March, court records show.

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