In The Courts: Chicago Drug Dealer Gets 10 Years For Selling Deadly Fentanyl-Laced Heroin
A north side Chicago drug dealer is headed to prison for selling fentanyl-laced heroin to a Kaneville Township man, who died after ingesting it.
Kane County Circuit Judge James C. Hallock today sentenced 30-year-old Aaron Moore to 10 years’ imprisonment in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Moore on August 9, 2018, pleaded guilty to drug-induced homicide, Class X felony, in the April 23, 2016, overdose death of 34-year-old Richard Gregorie of unincorporated Kaneville Township. Judge Hallock accepted the plea.
Kane County Assistant State’s Attorney William Engerman stated in court that on April 23, 2016, Gregorie and an acquaintance drove to Chicago, where they purchased fentanyl-laced heroin from Moore. Gregorie and the acquaintance returned home to Kaneville and ingested the illegal drugs. Gregorie died as a result.
According to Illinois law, Moore must serve at least 75 percent of the sentence. He receives credit for 7 days served in the Kane County jail.
Moore had been free on $15,000 bond.
“This defendant was in the business of selling controlled substances. That activity is unlawful and extremely dangerous, and in this instance it was fatal for the victim. This sentence holds him accountable for his criminal conduct, and hopefully will serve as a deterrent to others. Our thoughts are with the family of Richard Gregoire. Our office wishes to thank the Kane County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration for their work on this case,” said ASA Engerman, chief of the office’s Felony Trials Bureau.