Waukegan heroin dealer sentenced to 18 years

Updated 1/31/2018 6:22 PM
  • Darrin S. Reed

    Darrin S. Reed

A Waukegan man was sentenced to 18 years in prison for his role in an Antioch Township man's fatal heroin overdose in 2016.

Darrin S. Reed, 33, will receive day-for-day credit while serving the sentence handed down by Judge Daniel Shanes on Wednesday afternoon, said defense attorney Greg Nikitas.

Reed, of the 600 block of North Martin Avenue, also is required to spend three years on parole following his release from prison, but he received 596 days of credit for time already served in the Lake County jail.

Reed pleaded guilty in November to a charge of unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

Shanes also sentenced Reed to 12 years in prison for pleading guilty to a charge of and manufacturing and delivery of a controlled substance, Nikitas said.

However, that 12-year prison term will be served concurrently with the 18-year sentence, Nikitas said.

As part of the plea agreement, Lake County prosecutors dismissed charges of drug-induced homicide, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a stolen firearm, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and aggravated fleeing police.

Joseph Bond, 25, was found dead June 13, 2016, on the 26000 block of West Catalpa Road of unincorporated Lake County in Antioch Township.

Police said an investigation showed Reed was responsible for selling Bond the heroin that led to his death.

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