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Teen Charged in Heroin Overdose Death
When illicit drugs like heroin are involved in a person's life they don't realize just how quickly their life can change in an instant even if they're not the one that lost their life due to a lethal overdose. It doesn't matter if a person sells or gives heroin or other illegal drugs to another person, if they die from an overdose that individual can be held responsible and charged with their death.
That's exactly what happened recently to a woman from Pierron Illinois. Elizabeth F. Brown is 19 years old and according to reports, has been charged with Drug Induced Homicide associated with the death of an eighteen year old from Troy, Illinois. Elizabeth provided the heroin that led to the death of Charles T. Gammon and could face up to thirty years in prison according to BND.com.
The use of heroin in increasing rapidly among prescription drug users that are looking for a cheaper and more available opiate to abuse because pain medications aren't cheap on the streets anymore. Opiate addiction is a hard to overcome and people will often move onto harder drugs like heroin which is not only powerful, but unpredictable. Drug abuse is taken very serious today and if someone dies from an overdose, the person that supplied them with the drug is held accountable for their death.