Police: Woman In Custody After Faribault Inmate's Fatal Meth OverdoseAn Alexandria woman is accused of smuggling methamphetamine into a Faribault jail, leading to the overdose death of an inmate. Faribault police say an inmate at Minnesota Correctional Facility Faribault was found dead in their cell on Sept. 5. An autopsy found that they had died from a meth overdose.
Dayton Declares Monday Minnesota Overdose Awareness DayIn honor of International Overdose Awareness Day, Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed August 31 as Minnesota Overdose Awareness Day.
Albert Lea Inmate Charged In Teen's Overdose DeathA 26-year-old man was charged Wednesday with third-degree murder for the overdose death of an Albert Lea teen. Dustin Charles Chenevert, also from Albert Lea, is charged with the Feb. 28 death of 18-year-old Colton Jayce Poplow, who was found dead by his father and a friend in a South St. Paul hotel room.
Newport Woman Pleads Guilty In Husband's Overdose DeathA Newport woman pleaded guilty Friday to third-degree murder in the methadone-overdose death of her husband in 2013, according to the Ramsey County Attorney's office. Forty-four-year-old Jennifer Marie Johnson is accused of injecting her husband -- 32-year-old Dennis Parmuat -- with a fatal dose of her methadone in the early morning of March 30, 2013.
Overdose Death Has North Dakota Police Reviewing Drug CasesAn overdose death from a powerful synthetic morphine has Grand Forks police wondering if other people who've been sickened by drugs in the past six months have taken the substance.
Alleged Suppliers See Murder Charges In Heroin Overdose CaseHennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman called a news conference Wednesday morning to talk about the impact of heroin in the suburbs.
Major Mpls. Heroin Ring Busted And ‘Out Of Business’Local and federal law enforcement credit a cooperative effort for busting a Chicago-based drug gang that made ordering a bag of heroin as simple as placing a phone call. "This was a 24-hour-a-day, retail-sales heroin operation," said United States Attorney Andy Luger. "The way this would work is you would call one of two different phone numbers that were known as dispatch phone numbers -- almost like you were calling a cab or you were ordering food."
MDH: Fatal Overdoses Outpace Fatal Crashes In Minn.Overdosing is becoming a bigger killer in Minnesota than car crashes. The Minnesota Department of Health says 507 people died from heroin or prescription painkiller overdoses last year.
Mankato Man's Bail Set At $1 Million For Synthetic Drug DeathsThe Mankato man accused of providing synthetic drugs that killed two people is being held on a $1 million bail. Tyler Caputo, 21, was arrested in suburban Chicago last week after leaving Minnesota without the court's permission.
Man Pleads Guilty In Woman's Methadone OD Death A Cottage Grove man has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for a woman's fatal methadone overdose. Washington County Attorney Pete Orput said Friday that 20-year-old Adam David Wickard pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter. Wickard was immediately sentenced.
Man Who Made Drugs That Killed 2 Teens SentencedA North Dakota man who admitted to cooking up synthetic drugs that led to the overdose deaths of two teens has been sentenced to 17 1/2 years in prison. Twenty-two-year-old Andrew Spofford, of Grand Forks, is the 12th person sentenced in the wide-ranging conspiracy. His sentence is the longest by five years. Spofford pleaded guilty in October to five counts, including conspiracy to distribute controlled substances resulting in serious bodily injury and death.
Newport Woman Charged In Husband's Overdose DeathA 44-year-old Newport woman faces a murder charge in connection to her husband's drug overdose death, according to the Washington County Attorney's Office announced.