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Mother, son indicted for drug death

Carolyn Stedronsky

Carolyn Stedronsky

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Updated: February 4, 2013 6:17AM



An Ingleside mother and son were among the first people to be indicted by a Lake County grand jury in 2013.

Carolyn Stedronsky, 51, and Brian Stedronsky, 32, were indicted Wednesday for drug-induced homicide.

Brian told authorities he bought Fentanyl patches — about 80 times more potent than morphine — from his mother. Brian is alleged to have then sold the patches to Jeffrey Ferris, 30. The Ingleside man died of an overdose.

Carolyn said at a previous court hearing that she was her husband’s caretaker. Authorities said that she took the medication from her husband and sold it to her son.

Lake County Sheriff’s deputies were called to Ferris’ home for a death investigation Sept. 18.

The Stedronskys face 15-30 years in prison if they are convicted of drug-induced homicide.

Carolyn is in custody at Lake County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bond. She is due for arraignment next Tuesday.

Brian is in custody at Lake County Jail in lieu of $300,000 bond. He is due for arraignment Jan. 10.



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