Police: Drug dealer charged in man's overdose death

Police: Drug dealer charged in man's overdose death

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - An alleged drug dealer was arrested Sunday on a charge of involuntary manslaughter in a man's overdose death in October of last year, Cincinnati Police announced Monday.

Vance Morgan was arrested Sunday by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Fugitive Warrants Unit on a six count indictment.

The indictment accuses Morgan of supplying a mixture of heroin/fentanyl that killed Casey Fewell on Oct. 30, 2015, according to Hamilton County Heroin Task Force Investigative Commander Tom Fallon.

Morgan faces one count involuntary manslaughter, one count corrupting another with drugs, two counts of aggravated trafficking fentanyl and two counts of aggravated trafficking heroin.

"These types of indictments are exactly why the task force was formed," said Cincinnati Police Assistant Chief Paul Neudigate, in a release. "Our communities have been adamant in their demand heroin dealers be held accountable for the deaths they inflict upon our citizens that have a substance abuse addiction.  We have listened and responded and we intend to continue to bring the needed justice to those who have lost their lives as a result of this current epidemic."

The task force, which investigated Fewell's death, was formed by the Hamilton County Association Chiefs of Police in 2015 to target dealers that cause fatal overdoses. The task force is made up of investigators from the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, Cincinnati Police Department, Norwood Police Division, Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

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