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Bloomington Man Sentenced For Supplying Heroin In Overdose Death

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A federal judge in Peoria has sentenced a Bloomington man to 20 years in prison for selling heroin to a man who died of a drug overdose.

Jacob Schultz, 36, also will serve five years of supervised release after he gets out of prison.

Prosecutors said Monday that George Darnall, 44, died in November 2018 in the 600 block of South McClun Street in Bloomington. Prosecutors said Schultz also sold heroin to another person who overdosed in February of 2019, though emergency workers resuscitated that person.

Schultz pleaded guilty in February 2021 to one count of distribution of heroin resulting in the death of an individual on Nov. 8, 2018, and one count of distribution of heroin on Feb. 24, 2019.

Schultz has been in custody of the U.S. Marshal's Service since June 2019.

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WGLT Senior Reporter Charlie Schlenker has spent more than three award-winning decades in radio. He lives in Normal with his family.
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