Woodstock Woman Convicted of Drug Induced Homicide

A press release from McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally:


Patrick D. Kenneally, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announced that 26-year-old Durelle Hall of Woodstock, Illinois, was found guilty, after a jury trial, of the offense of Drug Induced Homicide.

Hall will be sentenced on September 7, 2017 and faces between 6 and 30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

The case centered around the overdose death of a 20 year old victim who was found unresponsive on  October 6, 2015 after ingesting Heroin that had been laced with Fentanyl.

An investigation into the death by Marengo Police Department revealed that the victim had  purchased the Heroin from Hall.

Hall has several other unrelated pending matters in McHenry County including Delivery of a Controlled Substance within 1000 feet of a School, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance,  Intent to Deliver, and Unlawful Possession with Intent to Deliver Cannabis.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorney Randi Freese and Rita Gara.

The case investigation was lead by Detective Boeckh and Sergeant Boyce of the Marengo Police Department.


Woodstock Woman Convicted of Drug Induced Homicide — 9 Comments

  1. “Woman” (singular) would be the correct choice for the headline

  2. Fentanyl laced heroin is more potent and addictive than straight heroin.

    The potency results in greater variability of the final product, thus increased likelihood of overdoses and deaths.

  3. Would it be fair to give the same sentence to a bar owner that over serves a customer and then that customer drives drunk and kills someone?

  4. I don’t think the two equate, Gary. One is legal – the other is not. What happened to caveat emptor? Speaking of that, wouldn’t it be fair to give death sentences to the corporations and politicians that are killing us all with their toxic poisons? When do we prosecute those destroying our food, water and air? Slow painful death is NOT more merciful.

  5. Thanks Cindy for your insight, but the end result is the same, an unnecessary death.

    As a former minister to the homeless I see legal alcohol and nicotine as the most destructive force, not illegal drugs. Alcohol addiction has caused SO many problems, yet it is legal and taxed very minimally.

    As a Libertarian, I believe in excise taxes, taxing things relative to their cost to society, such as a tire tax to pay for road maintenance. If there was a true excise tax on booze and cigs, an ounce of alcohol would cost a buck in tax, cigs about ten bucks a pack. The costs to society from these two drugs are ASTRONOMICAL! Health insurance premiums are so high from the unpaid hospital costs from alcohol and cig addicts.

    Just watched a “Frontline” program titled PAROLE where heroin addicts are unable to keep off when paroled, so they end up back in jail. The addicts will steal and rob to get their ‘fix’.

    Most everyone interviewed on the program appeared to be intelligent, sensitive, hard working folks with a serious addiction. I do FIRMLY believe we need to treat people with drug addiction as a health issue, not as criminals. Just think if we started arresting people for nicotine use!

    As Jesus said, when being called a drunkard (paraphased): it is not what you put in your body that makes you unclean, but what comes out (your actions) that makes one unclean.

    Before Trump ran for office, he declared the only way to win the unwinnable ‘war on drugs’ is to legalize.

    As much as I am against hard drug use, legal or illegal, I see the wisdom in this approach.

    That way, addicts do not have to risk death purchasing unknown drugs mixed with other drugs from a violent gang. From what I have read, heroin addicts can function in society fairly well when they do not have to steal, rob and/or prostitute themselves for their fix.

    Let’s get REAL!… and compassionate

    back to work….

  6. Gary? You’ve stepped on my toes now. One of my biggest gripes in all the years on the internet is the tobacco haters. Ten bucks a pack really puts you in that category. You don’t want to go there.

  7. Sorry Cindy, I DO step on a lot of toes, not much liked by some for going against the flow…but that is the way I am. Not afraid to discuss the elephant in the room either if it will do any good. (9-11, chemtrails, etc.) BTW have you seen the black chemtrails lately? I have a few times. They parallel the white ones, you can see them on youtube.

    I in no way (I hope) disparage nicotine addicts, but when the costs related to health care relative to tobacco use are added up it is staggering. I am sorry for not backing up my statements with actual studies done on the subject. The higher the tax, the less the public purchases.

    Please don’t consider anything I comment on as attacking anyone…except Angel when he ‘brutalizes’ Cal’s beautiful cat Keeley with unkind comments. That is hitting below the belt!

    BTW, I have several friends that smoke cigs almost non-stop, some of the most helpful and kind folks I know. Nothing against addicts, I realize it is a health issue.

    Always open to hearing what you have to say Cindy. Have a good day.

  8. That’s just it, Gary. I don’t believe it to be a health issue at all. I believe nothing but lies pushed by the anti groups were perpetrated on us to hate smokers and treat them like second class citizens. Divide and conquer, you know. It’s all based on lies. (Just like everything else.)

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