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Drug crime: Minnesota woman charged in overdose deaths

A 30-year-old Minnesota woman may be facing a complicated legal situation after recently being charged. Reports stated that the woman is suspected to have been involved in drug crime actions that allegedly led to the deaths of two individuals. Authorities believe that the woman sold heroin to the two individuals, who then reportedly overdosed on the drug. 

According to reports, the heroin also contained fentanyl, which is a synthetic opiate. The drug was purportedly sold to a 29-year-old man, who was found dead in April. The second man was reported as being 20-year-old, and that individual apparently died in January from an overdose. It was noted that the January death was only recently believed to have been connected to the woman. 

The woman was taken into custody last month after police reportedly used a friend of one of the deceased individuals to conduct a controlled buy of the drug. She is currently facing two counts for both third-degree murder and third-degree drug sale charges. It was noted that the woman could face up to 50 years in prison if she is convicted of both murder charges.

In order to effectively approach her situation, the woman may want to become more knowledgeable concerning the legal factors involved in her case. Gaining a better understanding of the charges brought against her and how drug crime cases are handled in Minnesota may help handle decisions coming her way. She may also want to consult with an experienced attorney who may be able to assist her in understanding her legal options.

Source: CBS Minnesota, "Maplewood Woman Charged In Another Heroin Overdose Death", May 27, 2016

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