Crime & Courts

2nd person charged in connection with McHenry man's overdose death

Police have filed charges against a 28-year-old Waukegan man accused of delivering a mixture of heroin and fentanyl that officials have said killed a McHenry man in August.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office filed drug-induced homicide charges against Rashon R. Davis on Wednesday in connection with the overdose death of 35-year-old Alan Lippert.

Davis, who police have not yet arrested, is the second person to be charged in connection with Lippert’s Aug. 26 death. Officers arrested a woman, 29-year-old Nicole Free, on similar charges in August. A Dec. 19 court date has been scheduled for a status hearing on Davis’ warrant, records show.

Both Free and Davis are accused of having a hand in supplying Lippert with the drugs that ultimately killed him, according to criminal complaints filed in McHenry County court.

A conviction of drug-induced homicide could land each between six and 30 years in prison.

Davis’ phone number was not publicly listed, and he could not be reached for comment Thursday. Contact information for Lippert’s parents also was not publicly available.

McHenry County Judge Sharon Prather agreed to temporarily release Free on a nonmonetary bond in September so the 29-year-old could complete an in-patient treatment program in Chicago.

When police arrived at a McHenry home in August to investigate a possible overdose, they spotted Free “hiding narcotics in a tree,” according to a criminal complaint. She also is accused of deleting phone calls and text messages to hinder the officers’ investigation, the complaint said.

Details surrounding the charges against Davis were not available.

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