Lakemoor man sentenced to prison for delivering fatal heroin dose
A Lakemoor man was sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty to delivering drugs to a Lindenhurst house where a 29-year-old man later died, authorities said Friday.
Matthew Rosene, 28, pleaded guilty to unlawful delivery of a controlled substance in front of Lake County Judge James Booras.
Rosene must serve at least 50 percent of the sentence approved in court before being eligible for parole, said Cynthia Vargas, spokeswoman for the Lake County State's Attorney's Office.
He was taken into custody immediately after Booras approved the plea deal, Vargas said. Rosene received 12 days credit for time already served in Lake County jail.
A charge of drug-induced homicide was dropped as part of the plea deal. Had he been found guilty of the charge at trial, Rosene could have been sentenced to 6 to 30 years in prison.
Authorities said Mark Sailors was found unresponsive by relatives in his house Oct. 10, 2014. Sailors was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, where he died.
Autopsy results showed Sailors died of heroin intoxication, and an investigation revealed the drug was purchased from Rosene and Cassandra Fornear, 31, of Fox Lake, authorities said.
Fornear drove Rosene to Sailor's Lindenhurst house for the drug transaction, authorities said.
Fornear pleaded guilty to delivery of a controlled substance in July 2015 and was sentenced to 24 months probation, 24 months in periodic imprisonment and 150 hours of community service.