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Bond review for mom, son in drug-induced death

Carolyn Stedronsky

Carolyn Stedronsky

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Updated: January 13, 2013 6:20AM

The Ingleside mother and son duo who are accused of selling drugs to an Ingleside man who died of an overdose appeared in court Tuesday for status of attorney and bond review.

Carolyn Stedronsky, 51, and Brian Stedronsky, 32, were charged with the drug-induced homicide of Jeffrey Ferris, 30. Brian told police that he bought Fentanyl patches, which have about 80 times the potency of morphine, from his mother and then sold them to Ferris, officials said.

Carolyn told Lake County Judge Raymond Collins Tuesday that she was unemployed and was her husband’s caretaker.

Both she and her son face 15 to 30 years in prison for the drug-induced homicide charge, Collins said.

He said he had a report from pretrial bond services that recommended leaving Carolyn’s bond at $250,000 and to leave Brian’s bond at $300,000. Collins did not alter their bond amounts.

When asked what he did for a living, Brian said he was a carpenter. Collins assigned them each a public defender to represent them.

They are due back in court Jan. 2 for preliminary hearing. Neither has posted bond.

Carolyn is on disciplinary status at Lake County Jail, meaning she did not follow rules or procedures. Lake County Sheriff’s Office declined to provide the reason for her discplinary status.

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