Second man charged in Cary fatal overdose

Both Schwamb and Queen remained at the McHenry County Jail on Friday.

A 21-year-old Lake Villa man was arrested Thursday in connection with a Cary man’s overdose death.

Keenan R. Queen, of 22300 West Morton Drive, is charged in McHenry County with drug-induced homicide stemming from the March 4 death of Cary resident Vincent Isola.

Queen is the second person charged in connection with Isola’s death. Earlier this month, police arrested 21-year-old Jordan Schwamb who is accused of delivering the painkillers that were tied to Isola’s death.

Both Schwamb and Queen remained at the McHenry County Jail Friday on $100,000 and $500,000 bonds, respectively.

Investigators responded to Isola’s home on March 4. During a search of the residence, officers found about five blue pills which they believed to be generic 30-milligram Percocet located near Isola’s body, court records show.

A search of Isola’s phone showed that he tried to buy drugs from Queen, who then helped Isola arrange to buy Percocet from Schwamb, prosecutors alleged in a motion filed Thursday.

The Illinois State Police Crime Lab tested the pills that officers found in Isola’s home and confirmed that they contained fentanyl. An autopsy further concluded that Isola died from the effects of fentanyl, court records show.

Queen is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday morning. His attorney Charvis Walker could not be reached for comment.

Katie Smith

Katie Smith

Katie has reported on the crime and courts beat for the Northwest Herald since 2017. She began her career with Shaw Media in 2015 at the Daily Chronicle in DeKalb, where she reported on the courts, city council, the local school board, and business.