Bond Set at $500,000 For Glen Ellyn Resident Accused of Drug Induced Homicide; Causing Fentanyl Death of Woman

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Sergius Harty, charged with Drug Induced Homicide (DuPage County State's Attorney's Office)
Sergius Harty, charged with Drug Induced Homicide (DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office).

DuPage County Sheriff James Mendrick and DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced Friday, August 19, 2022 that bond has been for a Glen Ellyn man charged with supplying fentanyl to his girlfriend resulting in her fatal overdose. Sergius Harty, age 29, of the 300 block of Elm Street in Glen Ellyn, appeared at a bond hearing this morning where Judge Daniel Guerin set bond at $500,000 with 10% to apply. Harty is charged with one count of Drug Induced Homicide, a Class X Felony, in the death of twenty-nine-year-year-old Margaret McCabe of unincorporated Clarendon Hills.

On November 5, 2021, the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of an unresponsive female, later identified as McCabe, in unincorporated Clarendon Hills. The call was placed by a family member. McCabe was immediately transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced deceased. An investigation into McCabe’s death found that she died of fentanyl intoxication. Allegedly on November 5, 2021, McCabe traveled with Harty to Chicago to purchase narcotics. Allegedly Harty purchased several bags of narcotics and gave one bag containing fentanyl to McCabe. It is alleged that once at home, McCabe ingested the fentanyl given to her by Harty.

On August 18, 2022, Harty was taken into custody on a $25,000 with 10% to apply arrest warrant for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance issued the previous day.

“This senseless loss of life must stop and one way to stop it is to hold those who supply fatal doses of narcotics responsible. A dealer, a friend or even a family member may think twice about supplying 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. I offer my sincerest condolences to Margaret’s family and friends as they continue their lives without the love and friendship she provided them. I thank DuPage County Sheriff James Mendrick and his office for their outstanding work in the identification and apprehension of the defendant in this case. I also thank Assistant State’s Attorney Adam Frahm for his work in helping us bring a strong prosecution against Mr. Harty.”

— DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin

“I’d like to thank Detective Jim Buckardt and the entire detective division for never giving up on getting justice for Maggie. Their hard work exemplifies our intolerance for fentanyl poisoning. These drug dealers will be brought to justice here in DuPage County.”

— DuPage County Sheriff James Mendrick

Harty’s next court appearance is scheduled for September 15, 2022, for arraignment for in front of Judge Guerin.

Members of the public are reminded that this complaint contains only charges and is not proof of the defendant’s guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the government’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.



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