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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.

I invite you to explore the site and see for yourself the many services we offer.  If we can be of any assistance to you, please do not hesitate to email us at statesattorney@mchenrycountyil.gov or call at (815) 334-4159. If you need to email court notices, please forward to SAOCourtNotices-MB@mchenrycountyil.gov.

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Derrick J. Buttrum Sentenced to 7.5 Years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for Delivery of a Controlled Substance

Post Date:10/16/2019 1:26 PM

PRESS RELEASE 

October 16, 2019

DERRICK J. BUTTRUM SENTENCED TO 7.5 YEARS IN THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS FOR DELIVERY OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Patrick D. Kenneally, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that Derrick J. Buttrum, 30, of McHenry, Illinois, was found guilty of Delivery of a Controlled Substance, a Class 2 felony, following a negotiated plea before the Honorable Robert Wilbrandt.

On June 28, 2018, officers from the McHenry Police Department responded to the residence of Richie Hyde in McHenry, Illinois, for a report of a fatal drug overdose. Medical and toxicological examination revealed that Richie Hyde died of a polysubstance overdose, including fentanyl. Subsequent investigation revealed that Derrick Buttrum had delivered heroin containing fentanyl to Richie Hyde shortly before his death.

Buttrum was sentenced to an extended-term sentence of 7.5 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections pursuant to the plea.

This case was investigated by members of the McHenry Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Robert Ladd and Kyle Bruett of the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.

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