Minnesota Woman Pleads Guilty In Methadone Death A Newport woman has pleaded guilty to third-degree murder for giving methadone to her husband to help him sleep. Jennifer Johnson changed her plea Monday in Washington County court after pleading not guilty less than a month earlier.
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.
Father Gets Prison In Son's Drug-Related DeathA 59-year-old Goodview man is sentenced to nearly five years in prison in the drug-related death of his 34-year-old son. Authorities say Jeffrey Schumacher Sr. supplied methadone to his son, Jeffrey Schumacher Jr., who died in May 2012.
St. Paul Man Charged For Crash That Severely Injured 2 GirlsA 47-year-old St. Paul man was charged Friday in Washington County in connection with a Lake Elmo crash that severely injured two young women. Washington County Attorney Pete Orput said Jon Ross Wentz faces eight felonies of criminal vehicular operation causing great bodily harm involving negligence, blood alcohol and controlled substances in his system.
Woman Charged With Murder After Drug Overdose In RogersA 32-year-old Rogers woman has been charged with two felonies after her 32-year-old boyfriend died of a drug overdose back in February, according to authorities.
Man Charged With Murder In Drug Overdose DeathA man is charged with third degree murder in connection to a case where a woman died from a drug overdose in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.
Murder Charge In Overdose Death DismissedA murder charge in a Minnesota overdose death has been dismissed because of insufficient evidence.

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