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North Carolina man accused in overdose death at motel

May 17, 2018

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina have charged a man with second-degree murder in the overdose death of another man at a motel last year.

Greenville police tell local news outlets that 26-year-old Floyd T. Thrope Jr. of Henderson was arrested in the town of Oxford on Wednesday.

According to police, 30-year-old Vincent Rodenwold of Franklinton was found dead in a Greenville motel room last December from a combined heroin and fentanyl toxicity. Police say they were able to identify Thorpe as Rodenwold’s drug supplier.

Thorpe is being held in the Granville County jail on a $200,000 bond. It couldn’t be determined if he has an attorney.

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