Woman Acquitted in Heroin Death

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EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) –  A federal jury has acquitted a woman of charges that accused her of playing a role in a Metro East man’s heroin death last year.

The jury in East St. Louis has cleared Andrea Fields of a felony count of distributing heroin resulting in death.

Fields was charged along with her boyfriend, Scott Weldon, with identical charges in the death of 56-year-old David Roth.

Both men were from Belleville.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that as part of his guilty plea, Weldon admitted that the trio went to East St. Louis last year and that Weldon bought heroin.

Prosecutors alleged that Fields diluted the heroin before injecting Roth, herself and Weldon.

Roth later died.

Weldon awaits sentencing.


Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press

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