Bond was set May 2 for a Burr Ridge man charged with supplying heroin to an acquaintance resulting in a fatal overdose.
Wasim Rashan, 27, of the 800 block of Lakeview Lane, appeared at a DuPage County bond hearing where Judge George Bakalis kept bond at $1 million in accordance with an arrest warrant issued May 1, according to a news release from the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office.
Rashan is charged with one count of drug induced homicide and unlawful delivery of a controlled substance in the death of Lauren Tandy, 23, of Hinsdale.
In the late evening hours of Jan. 14, Hinsdale police responded to a call of an unresponsive person at her home. Upon their arrival, police found Tandy deceased in the residence, the apparent victim of a drug overdose, according to the release.
Authorities recovered baggies in the victim’s bedroom containing a substance, later determined to be heroin/fentanyl. An investigation conducted by the DuPage Metropolitan Enforcement Group (DuMEG) and Hinsdale police into the death led to Rashan, the release stated.
The following day, a search warrant was executed at Rashan’s home during which police allegedly found baggies that matched the baggies found at the victim’s home, a scale with drug residue on it as well as a list of names and phone numbers that included Tandy’s name and number, according to the release.
On the day of her death, Tandy allegedly met with Rashan who supplied her with a bag of heroin.Tandy allegedly ingested the heroin and consequently died from a drug overdose, the release stated.
“Last year DuPage County suffered 98 opioid overdose deaths, 83 percent of which were from illegal narcotics,” DuPage County State's Attornet Robert Berlin said in the release. "To put an end to this senseless loss of life we must do everything within our power to get the drugs off our streets and the dealers behind bars. A dealer may have second thoughts about selling this poison knowing that they will be looking at a significant amount of time locked up if they are the proven source of a fatal overdose."
“This case illustrates another example of the persistence and coordinating efforts between DuMEG and its member agencies,” DuMEG Director Andrew said in the release.
“Our hearts go out to the family of the victim,” Hinsdale Chief of Police Brian King said in the release. “Although nothing we do will bring her back or lessen the pain of her loss, the charges brought by the DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin’s office in this case will hopefully offer a measure of justice for the family and act as a deterrent."