An Elgin man has been charged in a drug-induced death in April in St. Charles Township.
Jose R. Charles Jr., 25, of the 600 block of Dixon Avenue, Elgin, has been charged with drug induced homicide. He is in custody at the Kane County Jail and his bond was set at $500,000, which requires $50,000 or 10 percent, to be posted as bond.
At approximately 1:25 a.m. April 5, Kane County Sheriff's Deputies were called to a residence in the 6N100 block of Florence Lane in St. Charles Township for a report of a subject who may have overdosed, according to a news release from the Kane County Sheriff's Office. Upon arrival, deputes located Trevor Brubaker, 25, deceased inside his home, the release stated.
During the investigation, Anti-Heroin Initiative Detectives discovered that Brubaker had purchased heroin, which also contained the deadly drug fentanyl, earlier in the day from Charles, the release stated.
The Anti-Heroin Initiative seeks to curb narcotic trafficking by charging heroin traffickers in drug-related homicides, according to the release, and not to take action against those who discover overdose victims and attempt to render aid by calling 911.
"Through enforcement initiatives targeting those who choose to traffic drugs in our community, along with medically assisted treatment and addiction counseling in the Kane County jail, we are aggressively setting the pace for how public safety combats this deadly epidemic in our community," Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain said in the release.