Christopher Albrecht

A St. Louis area man is in jail on a Franklin County grand jury indictment charging him with felony murder in the drug overdose death of a Pacific woman last April.

Prosecuting Attorney Bob Parks said the two-count grand jury indictment charges Christopher M. Albrecht, 27, with second-degree murder and distribution of a controlled substance to Danielle Barlow of Pacific.

Authorities allege Barlow died after using heroin sold to her by Albrecht who obtained it from a source in St. Louis.

The death initially was investigated by Pacific police, then the case was turned over to the Franklin County Narcotics Enforcement Unit.

The county grand jury issued the indictment in late June. Detective Darryl Balleydier of the drug task force said a Pacific detective traced Albrecht to a home in Ballwin where he was arrested on the indictment Wednesday.

He is being held in the county jail on a $100,000 bond.

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