Waukegan man held in Algonquin overdose case

  • Anthony Joseph Douglas

    Anthony Joseph Douglas

Updated 9/23/2022 9:00 PM

Shaw Local News Network

A 37-year old Waukegan man accused of selling a fatal dose of heroin to a 32-year-old Algonquin man is being held on $300,000 bail in the McHenry County jail.


Anthony Joseph Douglas, of the 400 block of North County Street, is charged with drug-induced homicide and unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, according to the criminal complaint.

Should Douglas be convicted the drug-induced homicide charge, he could face up to 30 years in prison.

Douglas is accused of delivering heroin to Joseph Scully on or about Aug. 21, according to the indictment.

Scully was found unresponsive in his home that same day with "suspected bags of heroin/fentanyl" near his body, authorities said. A straw and a needle also were found nearby, according to a motion filed by prosecutors asking that Douglas be required to show the source of any bail money.

Phone records showed that Scully had arranged to buy the drugs from Douglas on the day he died, according to the motion. Douglas admitted to police that he sold Scully four bags of heroin, according to the motion.

Douglas is due in court Tuesday for a bond hearing.

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