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Crime & Courts

Chicago man found guilty in Wheaton drug-induced homicide case

A Chicago man has been found guilty of one count of drug-induced homicide in the heroin overdose of a Wheaton man, according to a news release from the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office.

Malcolm Brown, 25, faces as many as six to 30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after he supplied heroin to an acquaintance of Wheaton resident Stephen Briston on July 27, 2011, according to the release.

Briston ingested the heroin and died from an overdose the following day, the release stated. Brown was taken into custody later that day and held on a $5 million bail, according to the release.

His next court appearance is scheduled for April 21 for return of the pre-sentencing report, the release stated.

A previous version of this story that ran online identified Malcolm Brown as a Carol Stream resident. It has been updated to reflect new information from the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office that identifies Brown as a resident of Chicago.

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