Five overdose deaths in the Metro East may be linked.
Authorities say two women overdosed on heroin and died last year due to acts committed by Deborah Perkins and Douglas Oliver.
“Regions that have never been affected by heroin overdose deaths are now seeing a large number of them because the user population is expanding dramatically,” says the DEA’s James Schroba.
Thirty-year-old Joseph Robinson pleaded guilty Wednesday to distributing the drug that authorities say killed 22-year-old Donnie Bauman.
Investigators believe she gave the victim heroin two hours before he died.
Kenneth Harris Jr.’s body was found Tuesday in a car parked in a bay of a car wash in Wood River.
Police in Wood River say the man’s body was found Tuesday in the car parked in a bay of a car wash.
A coroner is hoping toxicology tests determine what killed a southwestern Illinois teenager whose body was found on a bed near an infant.
Thomas Lucas Jr. and Whitney Patrick, both 23, were charged after a grand jury indictment.
An eastern Missouri man and woman are facing criminal charges after an infant under their care died of a drug overdose.