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Big heroin bust in Grundy County leads to arrests

Posted by wlpo on October 21, 2014

Eighteen people in Grundy County face drug charges after a year-long investigation.

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office says the investigation targeted heroin suppliers in Chicago and Will County and the “end users” in Grundy County. Out of the 18 arrested for unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, six are from Morris.

Janice Statement, Charles Woods, Heather Reynolds, Brett Pine, Kevin Wallen and Jackilyn Harrison were all taken to the Grundy County Jail.

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Heroin blamed for the death of a Morris woman

Posted by wlpo on October 15, 2014

When somebody you love dies from a drug overdose, there is often a desire to keep the circumstances of their death secret. That’s not the feeling of a Morris mother that lost a daughter.

25-year-old Rebecca Smith was found dead at 5:30am Wednesday in her mother’s home according to Grundy County Coroner John Callahan. Smith’s death appears to have been from a heroin overdose.

Callahan says Smith’s mother asked that the overdose be reported “in hopes that no other parent suffers the loss of a child due to heroin or any other drug.”

Callahan says he appreciates and respects the mother’s cooperation and willingness to support the release of information.

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Man dies after rollover crash near Morris

Posted by wlpo on July 21, 2014

One man is dead and three other people hurt after an SUV rolled east of Morris. Grundy County Coroner John Callahan says 22-year-old James Harris, III died Sunday night after the SUV he was in went off of Route 6 and rolled several times.

Callahan says at some point, three people were thrown from the SUV and one was still inside after the crash. The crash is being investigated by the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department.

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Morris Woman Dead in Car in Pond

Posted by wlpo on October 13, 2013

A woman from Morris was found dead inside her car in a pond.  The News Tribune says Grundy County Coroner John Callahan and Morris Police are investigating the death of 53 year old Connie Stacy.  Her body was found inside her vehicle in a retention pond.  She was pronounced dead just after midnight.

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