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Patrick KenneallyWelcome to the website for the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.  It is the honor of a lifetime to represent the hardworking people of McHenry County as their State’s Attorney.

The McHenry County State’s Attorney's Office is a public trust, it belongs to and is paid for by you, the People.  My job is to ensure that it is working on your behalf. Further, it is my job to uphold your confidence in our Office and the justice system.  To do this, our daily goal is to be the most effective, ethical, and efficient state’s attorney’s office in the State.

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Sara R. Peters Found Guilty of Delivery of a Controlled Substance

Post Date:10/03/2019 10:26 AM


October 3, 2019



Patrick D. Kenneally, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that Sara R. Peters, 34, of Wonder Lake, Illinois, was found guilty of Delivery of a Controlled Substance, a Class 2 felony, following a jury trial before the Honorable Robert Wilbrandt. The jury acquitted Peters of the charge of Drug-Induced Homicide.

On December 29, 2017, officers from the Harvard Police Department responded to the residence of Deadra Block in Harvard, Illinois for a report of a woman who was unresponsive and not breathing. Deadra Block was transported to a hospital, but died shortly after her admission.  Medical and toxicological examination revealed that Deadra Block died of an oxycodone overdose. Subsequent investigation revealed that Sara Peters had delivered oxycodone to Deadra Block an hour before her death.

Sentencing is scheduled for November 20, 2019 at 1:30 P.M.

This case was investigated by members of the Harvard Police Department, with assistance of members of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department.  This case was prosecuted by Robert Ladd and Michael Combs of the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.


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