- Associated Press - Thursday, February 4, 2016

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) - Authorities in Williston say a fourth man has been charged in connection with a Chicago-based heroin ring that has been linked to a recent string of overdoses.

The Williston Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1K1u9tg ) 35-year-old Johnny Thompson is charged with conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance.

Authorities say Thompson sold heroin to Frank Miller, who was treated for an overdose on Jan. 5 and found dead of another apparent overdose the next day. The overdoses sent eight others in Williston to the hospital over a six-day period.

Three other men in the case have been charged. State investigators linked the suspects to an alleged drug operation known for selling a pure form of heroin that’s often mixed with other powerful substances, including the painkiller fentanyl.

An attorney is not listed for Thompson.


Information from: Williston Herald, https://www.willistonherald.com

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