Rutherford Co. men arrested after Bessemer City juvenile’s fatal overdose
Both men were given a $500,000 bond.
BESSEMER CITY, N.C. (WBTV) - Two men from Rutherford County were arrested after a juvenile in Bessemer City died Sept. 26 from a probable drug overdose, Gaston County Police announced.
Officers were called to a home off Kiser Road around 6:45 a.m. for an unconscious person. When they arrived, they found a juvenile girl dead.
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Almost two months later, officers identified two people they say supplied the fentanyl pills that resulted in the girl’s death; Nicholas Gage Ivey, 19, of Spindale; and Deontae Jaquise Miller, 24, of Rutherfordton.
Both were charged with death by distribution, felony conspiracy and felony conspiracy to sell/ deliver schedule II controlled substances.
They were each given a $500,000 bond.
This is an ongoing investigation; anyone with information should call Gaston County Police Detective S. Brogden at 704-866-3320, or Crime Stoppers at 704-861-8000.
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