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Prosecutors charge another person in McHenry man's overdose death

Patrick D. Milton, 29, of the 6200 block of Gold Circle, Hanover Park, is charged with drug-induced homicide.
Patrick D. Milton, 29, of the 6200 block of Gold Circle, Hanover Park, is charged with drug-induced homicide.

McHENRY – Police arrested a 29-year-old Hanover Park man during the weekend in connection with the death of a McHenry man, who overdosed on heroin in August.

Patrick D. Milton, 29, of the 6200 block of Gold Circle, is the second person to be charged in Michael Roach’s death. Prosecutors in November filed drug-induced homicide charges against 25-year-old Jessica D. Chapman, claiming that she delivered the dose of heroin that ultimately killed Roach on Aug. 31.

Milton was arrested and taken to the McHenry County Jail on Friday, jail records show.

He is charged with drug-induced homicide and could face six to 30 years in prison if convicted.

The McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office was not available Monday to comment on the charges.

Milton is accused of delivering heroin to Chapman and Roach on Aug. 31, according to a criminal complaint filed Jan. 10 in McHenry County.

Autopsy results show that Roach died from a combination of hydrocodone, heroin and fentanyl, police said. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is significantly more potent than heroin.

Roach’s family described him as a caring man with a big heart who died after a relapse, according to his obituary.

Milton’s bond is set at $500,000. He must post $50,000 bail to be released.

He is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday morning.

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