Tennessee man accused of dealing heroin in fatal overdose
ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man is accused of selling heroin that led to a fatal drug overdose.
The Cheatham County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post Sunday that 30-year-old Perry Chad Judkins collapsed after taking what is suspected to be heroin on Saturday, and was pronounced dead at a hospital. Investigators learned that 39-year-old Christopher Stefko traveled from Nashville and allegedly sold Judkins heroin at his home.
Undercover investigators then arranged another heroin deal with Stefko, at which point he was arrested. He’s charged with multiple offenses, including second-degree murder. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer.
There were three other, non-fatal drug overdoses in the county Saturday. Investigators are trying to determine if those overdoses are connected to Stefko.