Rantoul man pleads guilty in sale of fentanyl-laced heroin

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) - A Rantoul man who sold fentanyl-laced heroin to a man who overdosed will serve a maximum of 14 years in prison.

Tony McBride, 24, of Rantoul, pleaded guilty Friday to drug-induced homicide. He faces between six and 14 years of prison time on his Dec. 28 sentencing.

Had McBride not taken a plea deal, the maximum sentence would have been 30 years. McBride has also been ordered to pay $13,000 to the mother of the victim for funeral expenses.

Prosecutors say in March McBride sold fentanyl-laced heroin to 41-year-old James Dingman who returned to his Bloomington home, consumed the drug and died. 

Police used Dingman's phone to set up another purchase with McBride and arrested him when they met for the deal. 

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