A Waukegan man has been charged with homicide in connection with the death of a Wauconda man by a heroin overdose this week, police said.
Douglas E. Moses, 40, of the 600 block of Avenue, was arrested Friday and was charged with drug-induced homicide, delivery of a controlled substance, and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, according to a press release from Chief Wayne S. Hunter of the the Lake County Sheriff's Office.
Moses' wife, Yvonne Pitts, 36, of Waukegan was arrested at the same time and was charged with delivery of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, police said.
Moses' bond was set at $750,000 this morning, Hunter said, and Pitts' bond was set at $100,000.
The sheriff's police had initiated an investigation into the death of Robert Render, 26, about 4:15 a.m. Wednesday from a heroin overdose and were able to identify Moses as a possible suspect in the case, according to the release. Undercover detectives were able to set up a buy from Moses about 7 p.m. Friday in a Wauconda forest preserve and arrested him and Pitts at that time.
The victim's last known address was a Wauconda halfway house, Hunter said.