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DeKalb woman sold methadone, police say

Published: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 11:56 p.m. CDT
Kathie A. Lazar, charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver within 1,000 feet of a park

DeKALB – A DeKalb woman is accused of delivering methadone to a man who was later taken to Kishwaukee Hospital for a drug overdose, court records show.

DeKalb police said two people went into the apartment of Kathie A. Lazar, 24, of the 200 block of East Lincoln Highway, to buy methadone from her about 5 p.m. Tuesday when the man overdosed. On Wednesday afternoon, the man was well enough to talk with police at the hospital, authorities said.

While in court Wednesday morning, Lazar asked Associate Judge John McAdams if she could be admitted into the county’s drug court program. Lazar has a prescription for methadone, court records show.

“I am on methadone. I really need that in here,” she said. “I won’t be able to detox here.”

Police said they found multiple bottles of methadone and about 15 grams of marijuana in Lazar’s apartment.

Lazar was charged with delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a park, unlawful delivery of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver.

She faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted of delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a park.

Bond was set at $100,000. Lazar is due in court July 31.

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