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Barre man to be charged in woman’s drug overdose death

June 8, 2018

BARRE, Vt. (AP) — A Barre, Vermont, man is facing charges in the apparent overdose death of a city woman in March.

City police said Friday that 26-year-old Shawn Fordham has been cited into court for selling or dispensing a regulated drug with death resulting.

He’s accused of supplying the drugs to 33-year-old Kristina Gauthier, who died of an apparent drug overdose.

Fordham is in custody at the Northern State Correctional Facility in Newport. It was not immediately known if he is being represented by an attorney.

He is expected to be arraigned on June 14.

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