Crime & Courts

Prosecutors seek harsher bond for Harvard woman accused of drug-induced homicide

Tiera M. Tracy, 45, of the 200 block of Admiral Drive, Harvard
Tiera M. Tracy, 45, of the 200 block of Admiral Drive, Harvard

Prosecutors have asked a judge to increase bond for a woman accused of dealing a lethal dose of heroin, fentanyl and morphine earlier this year.

Tiera M. Tracy will go before a judge Thursday, when attorneys are expected to argue whether the 45-year-old’s bond warrants a second look in light of added charges.

Police arrested Tracy in February and charged the Harvard woman with delivery of a controlled substance.

Her bond at the time was set at $30,000 and reduced to $15,000, which she posted shortly after. More serious charges were filed against Tracy on July 6.

After a Harvard Police Department investigation, officials determined a dose of heroin, morphine and fentanyl ultimately killed 52-year-old Timothy Goluba. Tracy now is accused of delivering Goluba the fatal dose, charging records show.

Tracy’s attorney, Special Public Defender Thomas Carroll, could not be reached for comment Tuesday.

Drug-induced homicide is a felony typically punishable by between six and 30 years in prison.

McHenry County Assistant State’s Attorney Brian Miller filed a request Friday seeking to increase Tracy’s bond to $500,000, meaning she would need to post $50,000 to be released.

He also asked that if Tracy were to be freed on bond, that she abide by a court-ordered curfew and submit to random drug and alcohol tests.

It’s unclear whether Tracy would be arrested at the courthouse or be asked to turn herself in if a judge agreed to raise her bond.

Goluba’s family could not be reached for comment.

He died Feb. 1, only four days before he would have turned 53, according to his obituary.

Family described as a hardworking man who loved kayaking, family cookouts and spending time with his sons, according to his obituary.

Goluba previously served in the U.S. Navy before working as a land surveyor with Precision Land Surveyors of Lake Zurich for about 30 years, the obituary said.

The case will continue Thursday in McHenry County court.

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