QUINCY — Caitlin R. Dietiker of Quincy, who pled guilty July 13 to two charges of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance in exchange for a cap of 10 years on her sentence to the Illinois Department of Corrections, will be sentenced Sept. 21.
Public defender Todd Nelson said during Dietiker’s last appearance before Judge Roger Thomson that she was eligible for problem-solving court and asked for a referral from Thomson. However, Nelson said Wednesday during a status hearing in Adams County Circuit Court that he since had learned Dietiker was ineligible.
A grand jury in November determined enough evidence existed to prove Dietiker, 22, delivered less than one gram of a substance containing heroin to another person on March 4, 2021. Another grand jury in January determined enough evidence existed to prove Dietiker delivered less than one gram of a substance containing Xanax to another person on March 22, 2021.
The January grand jury also believed enough evidence existed to prove Dietiker had delivered one gram of a substance containing Fentanyl to Jillian A. Hogan on March 22, 2021, and that Hogan’s ingestion of the substance caused her death.
Dietiker had been charged with drug-induced homicide, a Class X felony punishable for between 15 and 30 years, and a third count of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance. Thomson dismissed those charges as part of the July 13 plea agreement.
Dietiker remains in the Adams County Jail.
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