A Hamilton woman is facing charges in a case that resulted in an apparent fatal drug overdose last week.
Erica Ann Cummings, 28, appeared before Ravalli County Justice of the Peace Jim Bailey on two counts of felony criminal distribution of dangerous drugs.
Ravalli County officials said additional charges may be filed in the case.
Cummings was arrested late last week after a 20-year-old Victor man died from an apparent drug overdose after consuming alcohol and methadone at a Corvallis residence.
Court records said Ravalli County sheriff’s officers found EMS responders performing CPR on the man at the home on Honey House Lane after responding to a call on Aug. 22.
The man later died at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital.
The man’s girlfriend told law enforcement the man had consumed alcohol and methadone the night before, said court records.
The woman allegedly identified Cummings as the person who sold and bartered 10 to 12 pills to the deceased.
Court records said the first six to eight pills were traded in exchange for cash and a marijuana pipe at about 9 p.m. The woman said Cummings traded an additional four pills one hour later in exchange for a backpack and a large serrated knife.
After obtaining a search warrant, Cummings’ home was searched. During questioning, court records said Cummings admitted selling or bartering 10 methadone pills to the man.
Bailey set bond at $25,000.
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