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Crime & Courts

2 men charged in drug overdose death of Addison man

A Glen Ellyn man and an Addison man are each being held in the DuPage County Jail on a $1 million bond after being charged in the drug overdose death of an Addison man.

Jackie Dunklin, 25, of Glen Ellyn and Kevin Jaap, 32, of Addison have both been charged with one felony count of drug-induced homicide and one felony count of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance. They are accused of supplying a heroin, cocaine and fentanyl mixture to an Addison man who died as a result of a drug overdose.

At about 9 a.m. Jan. 1, Addison police responded to a 911 call on Lorraine Avenue for a report of a man and a woman each suffering from an apparent heroin overdose, according to a news release from the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office. Upon arrival, police discovered a man, James Maulding, dead at the scene.

The woman was transported to a local hospital, where she remained for six weeks undergoing treatment for damage caused by the drug overdose, the release stated. An investigation led by the Addison Police Department led to Dunklin and Jaap as the men who allegedly supplied the fatal heroin, cocaine and fentanyl mixture, according to the release.

Dunklin was taken into custody Feb. 6, while Jaap was taken into custody Feb. 17.

“This is a very sad case of a young man who lost his life to heroin,” DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin said in the release. “The filing of charges against these two men sends the message to these poison peddlers that there is a price to pay for supplying these dangerous drugs and that price could be up to 30 years of freedom."

Dunklin’s next court appearance is scheduled for Feb. 28. Jaap’s next court appearance is scheduled for March 13. Both cases will be heard in front of Judge Robert Miller.

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