- Associated Press - Thursday, January 7, 2016

RAVENSWOOD, W.Va. (AP) - A Ravenswood man has been arrested in connection with a drug-related death.

Jackson County Sheriff Tony Boggs told media Wednesday 40-year-old Casey Cantrell was booked on charges including murder in connection with the death of 29-year-old Shannon Saffer who died of an apparent heroin overdose.

Boggs says evidence suggests that Cantrell provided Saffer the drugs that caused the overdose. He says Cantrell and Shannon Saffer’s brother, Patrick Saffer, dropped off Shannon Saffer at Jackson General Hospital Tuesday morning. Saffer was suffering from an apparent drug overdose and was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Boggs says Patrick was also booked on one count of obstructing an officer when he refused to identify Cantrell.

Cantrell was held without bail at the Southern Regional Jail.

It isn’t clear if they have attorneys.


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