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Three people arrested in 2012 drug overdose death of Albemarle man

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Dustin Jolly (Stanly County Sheriff's Office) Dustin Jolly (Stanly County Sheriff's Office)
John Glenn (Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office) John Glenn (Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office)
Leah Glenn (Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office) Leah Glenn (Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office)

The death of a Stanly County man in May of 2012 has led to three people being arrested and a Mecklenburg County doctor under investigation.

William Mitchell Hudson died of acute fentanyl overdose according to the NC Medical Examiner's Office in Chapel Hill, according to a news release from the Stanly County Sheriff's Office.

The Sheriff's Office began their investigation on April 22 of last year when they fou8nd Hudson's body on Hatley Farm Road in Albemarle. 

Over the past year, investigators with the Stanly County Sheriff's Office, Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office and the State Bureau of Investigation and the NC Medical Board have been tracking the drugs that led to Hudson's death.

On Friday, that investigation resulted in the arrest of Dustin Nicholas Jolly on Friday.

He is charged with involuntary manslaughter, possession with intent to sell and deliver fentanyl patches and sale and delivery of a controlled substance, according to the release.

His first court appearance is September 9. Jolly is in the Stanly County Detention Center under a $100,000 bond.

Investigators also charged John McClellan Glenn and Leah Christine Glenn in the case on a variety of drug charges.

The Glenns, who are married, operate a business in Midland called the "Smokn' Penny", a tobacco shop located in Highway 24-27 near the intersection of Highway 601, according to the release.

Detectives say it was the Glenn's who supplied the fentanyl patches to Jolly, which resulted in the death of Hudson.

The fentanyl patches were tracked back to prescriptions authorized by a Charlotte physician from a practice located on Morehead Street. The doctor remains under investigation by the NC Medical Board.

The investigators were able to make a series of undercover buys from the Glenn's, some of which took place inside their business, following the death of Hudson. A large amount of cash, prescription drugs and Heroin was seized, according to the release. 

Both were placed in the Cabarrus County Detention Center.

They also have September 9 court dates.

The investigation is ongoing.

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