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Downers Grove

No bond reduction for man charged in death of Downers Grove resident

Cook County man supplied victim with fatal dose of heroin: police

Bond will remain at $750,000 for a Cook County man charged with supplying heroin to a Downers Grove resident resulting in a fatal overdose, according to a DuPage County State's Attorney's Office news release.

Gregory Jones, 47, of the 1000 block of South 12th Avenue, Maywood, appeared in court March 5 where bond was set at $750,000 in accordance with a previously issued arrest warrant, the release stated. Jones sought a bond reduction to $30,000.

Jones is charged with one count of drug induced homicide, a Class X felony, in the death of Alexander Zabinski, 21.

Zabinski was found Dec. 15 by a family member laying on his bed along with a needle and nylon strand, according to the release. The family member called for assistance, administered Narcan and started CPR before medics arrived. Zabinski was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead at 6:50 a.m., the release stated.

A spoon was located under Zabinski's pillow and a micro baggie containing a powdery substance, later determined to be heroin, was found in his pocket, according to the release.

Zabinski reportedly traveled to Maywood on Dec. 14 where he met Jones who sold him five bags of heroin. Zabinski then returned to his home and ingested the heroin Jones supplied him, the release stated.

An investigation into the death led by the Downers Grove Police Department led authorities to Jones who was taken into custody on Feb. 4.

"In the first two months of 2019, DuPage County has confirmed five deaths as a result of opioid overdoses," DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin said. "This senseless loss of life has to stop and one way to stop is to cut the supply line. A dealer may think twice about selling this poison knowing that they will be looking at a significant amount of time behind bars if they are the proven source of a fatal overdose.”

Jones' is scheduled to appear is court March 25 for status hearing.

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