Crime & Courts

Judge increases bond for Harvard woman accused of drug-induced homicide

Tiera M. Tracy
Tiera M. Tracy

A Harvard woman remained in the county jail Friday after a judge increased her bond based on newly added drug-induced homicide charges.

Tiera M. Tracy was taken to the McHenry County Jail after a hearing Thursday. McHenry County Assistant State’s Attorney Brian Miller had asked Judge Sharon Prather to set a higher bond in accordance with newly filed drug-induced homicide charges against Tracy.

Although the woman’s attorney, Special Public Defender Thomas Carroll, said Tracy would comply with drug tests and other conditions if she could remain free on bail, Prather said the Class X felony warranted a steeper bond.

The judge noted a “major difference” between the delivery of a controlled substance charge on which Tracy initially was arrested and the drug-induced homicide charge she now faces.

On Thursday, Prather increased Tracy’s bond to $100,000, meaning she would need to post $10,000 to be released from jail.

Police initially arrested Tracy, 45, in February.

Her bond at the time was set at $30,000 and reduced to $15,000, for which she posted $1,500 shortly after. Harvard police later learned a dose of heroin, morphine and fentanyl that they believe Tracy delivered to 52-year-old Thomas Goluba ultimately killed the man.

On July 6, prosecutors filed the drug-induced homicide charges, which are punishable by as many as 30 years in prison.

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