Lake County Sheriff Arrests Alleged Heroin Dealers After Wauconda Death

Two Waukegan suspects arrested at Wauconda forest preserve; Waukegan man charged with drug induced homicide in relation to death of 26-year-old Wauconda man.


The Lake County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO), Criminal Investigations Division (CID), made two arrests and seized heroin in the course of investigating the death of a 26 year-old Wauconda man who died from a heroin overdose in the morning hours on May 16.   

According to a news release from the LCSO, deputies and coroner investigators called in CID after determining the scene reflected the death was the result of a drug overdose.  In an investigation led by Det. Chris Covelli, members of CID were able to identify the probable source of the heroin and subsequently were able to establish contact with that individual.

On May 18, at approximately 7 p.m., Sheriff’s detectives working in an undercover capacity, contacted Douglas Moses and arranged to buy heroin from him in a Wauconda forest preserve.  When Moses arrived at the forest preserve with a second individual they were taken into custody without incident and the heroin was seized.  

Charged were; 

  •  Douglas E. Moses, 40, of Waukegan with Drug Induced Homicide; Unlawful Deliver of a Controlled Substance (UDCS) and Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance w/Intent (UPCS w/Intent).
  • Yvonne M.Pitts, 36, of Waukegan with Unlawful Delivery of Controlled Substance (UDCS), Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance w/Intent, (UPCS w/Intent). 

Both Moses and Pitts are awaiting a bond hearing.

 Sheriff Mark Curran praised the efforts of the Criminal Investigations Division. “In a relatively brief period of time we were able to bring charges in a case that is usually very difficult to investigate.  This I am sure will bring little comfort to the family of the deceased but it should send a message to those in our county that traffic in poison and death: You will be held accountable for your actions and prosecuted to the full extent that the law allows.” 


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