An Aurora man faces 12 years in prison for providing the heroin that took the life of an Oswego woman in 2017.
Kendall County State’s Attorney Eric Weis announced that 49-year-old Samule Jones was sentenced to 12 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections earlier this month by Judge Robert Pilmer after Jones had previously entered a plea of guilty to the offense of Drug Induced Homicide, a non-probationable Class X Felony related to the death of 46-year-old Terrie Trettenero.
In August of 2017, Trettenero was found deceased of an apparent drug overdose. In the investigation into the death of Trettenero, which took over a year, it was determined that she died of heroin intoxication. An investigation determined that Jones had met with Trettenero and delivered heroin to her which ultimately resulted in her death. Jones admitted to delivering heroin to Trettenero.
Under Illinois law, Jones is required to serve at least 75 percent of his 12-year prison sentence in the Illinois Department of Corrections before he will be required to serve 3 years of mandatory supervised release.
“This type of crime is preventable and shows the dangers of drug use. The sentence should serve as a warning to those that sell drugs. Illegal drugs have a horrific impact on the lives of individuals within our community. Drug dealers should know that if their drug dealing result in someone’s death, prison will be the consequence for their actions.”