A 30-year-old Cicero man has been charged in the August 2016 death of a Wisconsin man from a heroin overdose at an Oak Brook hotel.
Matthew Chapman, of the 1800 block of South 58th Avenue in Cicero, was charged Thursday with drug induced homicide and unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, according to information from the office of DuPage County State's Attorney Robert B. Berlin.
Chapman appeared in bond court Thursday afternoon where Judge Paul Marchese set bond at $500,000. Chapman is accused of supplying heroin to Zachary Giebel, 25, of Wisconsin, who died as a result of a heroin overdose, Berlin's office said.
It is alleged that Giebel traveled to Oak Brook on Aug. 13, 2016, to attend a party with friends and that he contacted Chapman, who used to live in Wisconsin, the following day to purchase heroin. It is alleged that Chapman sold heroin to Giebel, who ingested it. Giebel's friends called 911 after finding him unresponsive about 5 a.m. Aug. 15 in a guest room at the Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus, 2815 Jorie Blvd., prosecutors said.
An investigation led by the Oak Brook Police Department, with assistance from the DuPage County Metropolitan Enforcement Group, led to Chapman being taken into custody without incident, Berlin's office said.Suburban Chicago arrest photosOpen link
"Once again, we see a young, promising life snuffed out by heroin," Berlin said.
Oak Brook police Chief James Kruger said he is hopeful Chapman's arrest will send a message to drug abusers that "we will not tolerate their activities and the affects it is having on our communities."
Chapman's next court appearance is scheduled for March 20 in front of Judge John Kinsella.
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