Not guilty plea to drug-induced homicide
By Beth Kramer email@example.com March 5, 2013 3:36PM
Updated: May 5, 2013 1:56AM
A Round Lake Beach man pleaded not guilty to drug-induced homicide charges Tuesday, March 5.
Byron Sullivan, 21, was arraigned before Judge Christopher Stride. He pleaded not guilty to the charges, according to court records.
If convicted, Sullivan faces 15 to 30 years in prison for drug-induced homicide. He was also charged with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance and resisting arrest.
He is accused of supplying heroin to Timothy McCann. Officials found McCann unresponsive at his Libertyville residence on Jan. 31.
Both Sullivan and McCann are graduates of Libertyville High School, according to Facebook pages and Sullivan’s attorney Steven McCollum.
Sullivan was on probation for a drug-related offense when he was charged with the drug-induced homicide. He has a lengthy history of run-ins with the court system. He was cited with consumption of alcohol by a minor multiple times, charged with retail theft and has racked up drug charges in 2010 and 2009, according to court records.
Sullivan is due back in court for pretrial hearing March 26. He is due for trial April 19. He remains in custody at Lake County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bond.