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63-year-old Richmond woman charged after police find 84 bags of heroin in home

Pills, packaging materials, $1,629 cash also seized

Brenda Haseman, 63, of Richmond was charged Wednesday with possession of a controlled substance and delivery of a controlled substance.
Brenda Haseman, 63, of Richmond was charged Wednesday with possession of a controlled substance and delivery of a controlled substance.

RICHMOND – A 63-year-old Richmond woman was charged Wednesday with multiple drug-related offenses, including possession of 84 bags of heroin.

Brenda Haseman was arrested after police received numerous complaints of suspicious activity at a house in the 8300 block of North Solon Road in Richmond, according to a news release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Police Narcotics Task Force searched the home Wednesday evening and found 84 individual bags of heroin ready for street use, 10 alprazolam pills, packaging materials and $1,629 in cash, police said. The heroin totaled 8.4 grams. The estimated street value of the narcotics seized is $1,780.

The task force, which includes members of the Lake in the Hills and McHenry police departments, completed a monthlong investigation.

“Anytime we can take heroin off the street, we are happy to do so,” McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim said in the release. “Unfortunately, opioid-related deaths have become an epidemic in our community.”

Haseman was charged with delivery of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance. She could face up to 15 years in prison if convicted, and is due in court Monday.

Her bond is set at $100,000, and bail money will not be accepted until it can be proved the money is from a legitimate source, according to court records filed Thursday.

Haseman previously was convicted of possession of a controlled substance in 2010, theft in 2012 and 2013 and possession of a controlled substance in 2014, according to McHenry County court records.

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