A Round Lake man accused of selling the heroin that killed a 20-year-old Libertyville man pleaded not guilty early Tuesday morning.
Byron Sullivan, 21, of the 1100 block of East End Drive, faces up to 30 years in prison if found guilty of the single count of drug-induced homicide, prosecutors said. Sullivan was also charged with one count of delivery of a controlled substance. He is held in Lake County jail on $250,000 bond, Assistant State's Attorney Suzanne Willett said.
Sullivan was in court Tuesday after he was indicted by a Lake County grand jury last week. He is due to appear in front of Lake County Judge James Booras on March 26.
Authorities said Sullivan was contacted Jan. 31 by victim Tim McCann regarding a heroin purchase. Sullivan bought the heroin in Waukegan, then delivered it to McCann, authorities said.
McCann was found unconscious a short time later in the basement of his home surrounded by needles, syringes and other items used to inject heroin, authorities said.
McCann was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, where he later died.
Sullivan was also ordered to not have any contact with Eugene Henderson, 33, of the 300 block of Judge Avenue in Waukegan.
Henderson was arrested and charged March 1 with drug-induced homicide, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of a firearm by a felon in relation to the death of McCann. Willett said Henderson is alleged to have sold the heroin to Sullivan. Henderson is held in Lake County jail on $500,000 bond.