ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – Kane County Sheriff’s deputies, along with the members of the Kane County Heroin Initiative Task Force, arrested a man who allegedly sold heroin laced with fentanyl to undercover officers in three separate incidents, officials announced in a news release.
Ronald Doss, 41, of the 1600 block of Richfield Trail, Romeville, was charged July 25 with two counts of delivery of a controlled substance, a Class X felony, and one count of delivery of a controlled substance, a Class I felony, according to an email from spokesman Lt. Pat Gengler.
A Class X felony is punishable by six to 30 years in prison if convicted.
After testing the substance, police determined that some of the heroin Doss allegedly sold also contained fentanyl, a narcotic that has been linked to opioid overdose deaths.
In total approximately 200 dosage units with an estimated total weigh of 76 grams with an estimated street value of more than $5,000 was sold to the undercover police officer, the release stated.
Two of the drug transactions were in Aurora and one was in Geneva, according to Gengler’s email.
Two of the three drug transactions happened in business parking lots, though the businesses were not involved other than their parking lots were the locations for the drug sale, according to Gengler’s email.
“For some reason, drug dealers like public parking lost to do their businesses,” Gengler stated in an email. “We would prefer to not use those but sometimes we don’t have an option if we want to further the investigation.”
Doss is being held at the Kane County jail on $500,000 bail. He would have to post $50,000, 10 percent to be released on bond. Doss is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 3.
The Kane County Heroin Initiative Task Force is comprised of law enforcement officials from various federal, state, county and local law enforcement agencies. The goal of the task force is it to actively combat the opioid epidemic through enforcement, treatment and education, the release stated.