By The Chicago Times Staff
August 25, 2022
GLEN ELLYN, IL – A Glen Ellyn man has been charged with supplying fentanyl to his girlfriend resulting in her fatal overdose.
According to the DuPage County State’s Attorney, Sergius Harty, 29, of Glen Ellyn has been charged with one count of drug induced homicide in the death of Margaret McCabe, 29, of Clarendon Hills.
According to authorities, on November 5, 2021, the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office responded
to a call of an unresponsive female, later identified as McCabe, in Clarendon Hills. McCabe was taken to an area hospital where she was later pronounced dead. An investigation into McCabe’s death found that she died of a fentanyl overdose. The investigation also revealed that on November 5, 2021, McCabe traveled with Harty to Chicago to purchase narcotics from Bishop Moore. Harty allegedly purchased several bags of narcotics from Moore, 62, and later supplied one bag containing fentanyl to McCabe. McCabe allegedly ingested the fentanyl purchased from Moore and given to her by Harty. Bishop was charged on August 19 in connection with the incident.
“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,” said Robert Berlin, DuPage County State’s Attorney.
Harty is expected back in court on September 15, 2022.