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Dayton woman arrested in suspected Nevada overdose death

January 8, 2021 GMT

MINDEN, Nev. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a Dayton woman in connection with the death of an Indian Hills man who is believed to have died from a drug overdose last month.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says formal charges are pending against 25-year-old Brittany Dawn Miller. She was arrested Wednesday after a three-week investigation into the Dec. 19 death of Jason Kaspian.

Miller is accused of having sold an opiate-based substance to Kaspian that is believed to have caused his death, authorities said.

The Douglas County District Attorney’s Office is reviewing criminal charges pending autopsy and toxicology reports, Undersheriff Ron Elges said Thursday.

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Miller could be facing a homicide charge in connection with the case since state law holds drug dealers accountable should someone die from ingesting their product.

“I want the public to know trafficking and abuse of opioids is a serious and deadly problem nationwide and Douglas County is no exception,” Sheriff Dan Coverley said. “Anyone selling opioids or any other controlled substance in Douglas County will be aggressively pursued by the Sheriff’s Office.”

It’s not clear if Miller has an attorney or will be appointed one once the formal charges are filed and she makes a future appearance in court.