Oak Park Man Charged with Drug Induced Homicide

By Kathy Whitaker, The Chicago Times

August 25, 2022

CLARENDON HILLS, IL – An Oak Park man has been charged with supplying fentanyl to an acquaintance who then supplied it to his girlfriend that resulted in her death.

According to the DuPage County State’s Attorney, Bishop Moore, 62, of Oak Park, Illinois, has been charged with one count of drug induced homicide.  

According to authorities, on November 5, 2021, the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of an unresponsive female, later identified as Margaret McCabe, 29, 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 her boyfriend, Sergius Harty, 29, to Chicago to purchase narcotics from Moore.  Harty allegedly purchased several bags of narcotics from Moore and later supplied one bag containing fentanyl to McCabe.  McCabe allegedly ingested the fentanyl purchased from Moore and given to her by Harty.  Harty was charged on August 18 in connection with the incident.

“As I said earlier, the only way to stop this heartbreaking, senseless loss of life is to hold those who supply fatal doses of narcotics responsible.  Thanks to the outstanding work of DuPage County Sheriff James Mendrick’s office, we were able to file charges against another individual suspected of being a link in the deadly supply chain of illegal narcotics that allegedly took the life of Margaret McCabe.  I thank Assistant State’s Attorneys Thomas Elsner and Adam Frahm for their work not only on this case but also for their continued efforts in going after those who illegally sell deadly drugs,” said Robert Berlin, DuPage County State’s Attorney.

Moore is expected in court again on September 12, 2022.