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Christopher Carrara, 26, of 4515 Peacock Lane in Joliet, is accused of selling heroin to Parker the night before Parker's death. The alleged drug deal happened in the Joliet area, police said.
Detective Sgt. Kevin McQuaid said Plainfield police responded to a report of a possible drug overdose at Parker's home in the 16600 block of Winding Creek Road on the morning of Sunday, Aug. 11. Officers began CPR on Parker, who was unresponsive and not breathing, but were unable to revive him.
Plainfield EMS transported Parker to Presence St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, where he was later pronounced dead. His death was ruled to be the result of a heroin overdose, McQuaid said in a press release.
McQuaid said investigators were able to determine that Parker had purchased heroin from Carrara just hours before his death.
A warrant for Carrara's arrest was issued Sept. 26, according to police. He remains in custody at the DuPage County Adult Detention Facility, where he has been held since mid-August on unrelated charges, McQuaid said.
According to DuPage County records, Carrara was arrested Aug. 14 — just days after Parker's death — on charges of retail theft. He has yet to post bond, which has been set at $11,000.
In addition to the drug-induced homicide charge, Carrara is also charged with delivery of a controlled substance.
So far in 2013, there have been 29 heroin overdose deaths in Will County, including three in Plainfield, according to the coroner's office.