Alleged dealer charged in connection with woman's overdose death

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. -- A Michigan City man has been arrested on charges related to the heroin overdose death of a 31-year-old woman, according to the La Porte County Drug Task Force.

Scott Clemons Jr, 29, has been charged with dealing in a controlled substance resulting in death, a level 1 felony.

On November 21, 2018, Michigan City Police, EMS and firefighters responded to the 100 block of N. Porter Street for an unconscious 31-year-old woman.

The woman was transported to St. Anthony's Hospital for treatment of a heroin overdose.

She died on November 24.

Following a two month investigation by the La Porte County Drug Task Force, Clemons was charged on February 12 and is being held in the La Porte County Jail without bond.

He is scheduled to appear in court March 7.

Investigators say Clemons is the second person charged within the last 5 days on allegations of distributing heroin resulting in death.

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