Bond set for two charged with drug-induced homicide

  • Ricardo Bryant

    Ricardo Bryant

Updated 2/11/2014 7:32 PM

A Chicago man on Tuesday was ordered held on $2 million bond and a Carol Stream woman ordered held on $100,000 bond for their roles in an apparent heroin overdose of a man in a Carol Stream apartment.

Ricardo Bryant, 31, of Chicago and Adrianna Diana, 21, of Carol Stream have each been charged with one count of drug-induced homicide in the death of 21-year-old Christopher Houdek of Carol Stream, according to a statement from the DuPage County state's attorney's office.


On Sept. 27, 2013, at approximately 5:05 a.m. Carol Stream police responded to a 911 call at Diana's home. Authorities said that upon their arrival police discovered Houdek unconscious at the residence. He was transported to an area hospital where he died from what was later determined to be a heroin overdose.

Diana made arrangements with the victim to meet him in the parking lot outside her home to give him heroin, which came from Bryant, authorities said.

Houdek used the drug inside Diana's home, authorities said.

Following a four-month investigation, Bryant was taken into custody on Monday. Diana turned herself into authorities Tuesday morning.

In addition to the drug-induced homicide charge, Bryant and Diana are charged with one felony count of criminal drug conspiracy.

Judge Elizabeth Sexton ordered the bond and set the next court date for Bryant and Diana for March 10 for arraignment.

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