Drug dealer sentenced to prison for giving drugs that killed a 23-year-old woman

Source: DuPage County Sheriff, MEGA

Sep. 21 2021, Published 3:32 p.m. ET

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A drug dealer who sold narcotics that led to a woman's overdose and death in Illinois will head to prison for more than a decade.

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Wasim Rashan, 30, pleaded guilty on Monday to supplying narcotics to a 23-year-old Hinsdale, Illinois, woman who subsequently died from a drug overdose. According to the DuPage County State’s Attorney, a judge sentenced Rashan to 10 years in prison for drug-induced homicide in Illinois, plus two years for unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

He pleaded guilty to both charges.

On Jan. 4, 2019, Hinsdale, Illinois police officers responded to a report of an unresponsive person at her home. When they arrived, authorities found the victim dead at the residence from a drug overdose, according to prosecutors.

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At the scene, authorities recovered baggies in the victim’s bedroom containing a substance, later determined to be a heroin/fentanyl mixture.

Fentanyl is an opioid that is often mixed with other drugs to enhance the effects, but a small amount can be deadly.

An investigation led law enforcement to Rashan, and they obtained a search warrant for his home.

Police found baggies that matched the baggies that matched the one found at the victim’s home, a scale with drug residue on it and a list of names and phone numbers that included the victim’s name and number.


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