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DeKalb woman charged with drug-induced homicide after teenager dies of fentanyl overdose

Madison H. Ricke, 23, of the 1300 block of East Dresser Road in DeKalb, is charged with drug-induced homicide, a class 1 felony after police say she caused the death of a DeKalb teenager in April 2022. If convicted, Ricke could face up to 15 years in prison. She is also charged with possession and unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, and manufacturing between 1 and 14 grams of fentanyl with the intent to deliver. (Photo provided by DeKalb County Jail, courthouse background by Mark Black for Shaw Local)