Man charged in Burlington Twp. fatal heroin overdose

  • Adam S. Ochoa was being held on $200,000 bail on a drug-induced homicide charge.

    Adam S. Ochoa was being held on $200,000 bail on a drug-induced homicide charge.

 
 
Updated 3/14/2018 4:12 PM

An Algonquin man was being held on $200,000 bail on charges he provided a dose of fentanyl-laced heroin that killed a man in Burlington Township in December 2017.

Adam S. Ochoa, 29, of the 500 block of Lincoln Street, was arrested Tuesday on one felony count of drug-induced homicide in the death of William Barratt, according to the Kane County sheriff's office and court records.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Deputies were called about 8 a.m. Dec. 2 to a home on Plank Road for a person who may have overdosed, authorities said.

The person, later identified as Barratt, 28, who lived at the residence, was pronounced dead at the scene. Toxicology results after his autopsy showed he died from an overdose of heroin that contained fentanyl, authorities said.

After investigating, detectives determined Ochoa supplied the drugs that ended Barratt's life, the state's attorney's office OK'd the drug-induced homicide charge and an arrest warrant was issued Tuesday, authorities said.

Kane County sheriff's Lt. Pat Gengler said authorities are not looking for any other suspects.

The investigation began under the direction of the Kane County Heroin Initiative, a multijurisdictional task force targeting those who sell heroin and fentanyl to people in the community.

Last year, 67 people died of heroin and opioid-related overdoses in the county, according to the coroner's office.

Ochoa, next due in court March 23, faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted with no possibility of probation.

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