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Crime & Courts

Former NIU student charged with delivering LSD

Michael Montgomery DOB: 7/29/96.
Michael Montgomery DOB: 7/29/96.

SYCAMORE – Officials wouldn’t say Friday if a former Northern Illinois University student charged with dealing LSD was connected to the death of student who fell from 11th-floor dorm window Sept. 26.

Michael Z. Montgomery, 19, of the 1800 block of Abriter Court, Naperville, is charged with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, typically punishable by four to 15 years in prison.

NIU police arrested Montgomery, and DeKalb County Presiding Judge Robbin Stuckert set his bond at $5,000 Friday. He would have to post $500 to be released, and remained in the DeKalb County Jail on Friday evening.

Montgomery’s attorney, Robert Nolan, told Stuckert on Friday that Montgomery has “since withdrawn from the university.”

Police said Montgomery delivered 10 or fewer doses of LSD on Sept. 24, according to court records.

Two days later, NIU student Oluwarotimi “Timi” Okedina, 19, fell from a window on the 11th floor of Stevenson Towers while under the influence of LSD and marijuana, police have said.

Assistant State’s Attorney Duke Harris declined to comment on whether Montgomery’s case had anything to do Okedina’s death. The prosecutor said it was too early to know if Montgomery could face additional charges.

If he posts bail, Montgomery would be required to wear an electronic home monitoring device and stay at his Naperville address. He is due back in court Dec. 10.

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