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DRUG DEATH: Teen Suspect Faces Charges

Posted on: 3:44 pm, January 25, 2013, by , updated on: 03:45pm, January 25, 2013

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An arrest has been made in the drug overdose death of a Des Moines teen in 2011.

An 18-year-old surrendered to authorities Thursday on charges of involuntary manslaughter and conspiracy to deliver.

Police say the teen and two others stole methadone from someone’s house in 2011. He gave some of the methadone to 17 year-old Austin Cort, who overdosed in his sleep and died.

The teen is charged as a juvenile and is expected to be prosecuted in juvenile court because he was 17-years-old at the time of the offenses.

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