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Two arrested in Sycamore drug-induced homicide from November


Two persons have been arrested and charged with causing the drug-induced homicide of a man in Sycamore.

Police have been investigating the November 21st death of 30-year-old Joseph Ybarra from DeKalb; he was found dead in a hotel room in the 1800 block of DeKalb Avenue, from an apparent drug overdose.

Sycamore Police say they were able to get physical evidence from the scene, and interviewed several people about the incident; the investigation led to two suspects who played a part in the overdose, and they were able to obtain arrest warrants for them this week.

34-year-old Nicole Minchuk was arrested Tuesday at her home in the 2100 block of Fairland Drive in Sycamore; 23-year-old Rashaun Jefferson was picked up Wednesday by Rockford police in the 3300 block of Sunnyside Avenue in Rockford.  Both were taken in without incident.

They are each charged with a Class X felony count of drug-induced homicide; Minchuk is being held at the DeKalb County Jail on $500,000 bond, while Jefferson was taken to the Winnebago County Jail to await transport to DeKalb County.

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