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Victim identified in Owen County murder

Christopher Dennis, Jr. (Source: Carroll County Detention Center) Christopher Dennis, Jr. (Source: Carroll County Detention Center)

OWENTON, Ky. (AP) - A 71-year-old northern Kentucky man has been charged with murder after what Kentucky State Police describe as a fatal shooting stemming from a "drug-related meeting."

Christopher Dennis Jr. is charged with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and trafficking marijuana over five pounds. Troopers found the body of a 30-year-old Ruben Eppele inside Dennis' home Friday night in Owen County.

State police say Eppele died from an apparent gunshot wound. Troopers said they found more than five pounds of marijuana was discovered at the home while processing the scene, the police reported.

Dennis remained in the Carroll County Detention Center on Sunday.

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