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Heroin overdose leads to manslaughter arrest

Greece, N.Y. A Greece woman has been charged with Manslaughter in the 2nd degree, Criminal Injection of a Narcotic Drug, and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th degree following an investigation after a death resulting from a heroin overdose.

Greece police say Catherine Yaeger, 27, was directly responsible for the death of Vanessa Sawyer, 21, of Greece.

On March 2, Greece Police officers responded to Sawyers home for the report of a heroin overdose. Two days later, Sawyer died.

Police say an investigation revealed evidence that connects Yaeger to Sawyers death.

Evidence was presented to a Grand Jury, who indicted Yaeger on all charges.

I want to send a strong message to the heroin dealers and others who facilitate its use. If a person loses their life as a result of your careless actions, the Greece Police Department, along with the District Attorneys Office will do all we can to bring you to justice, said Greece Police Chief Todd Baxter.

 
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