A Jefferson City man was charged in connection to a fatal heroin overdose in the Labadie area.
Jacob C. Brewer, 29, was charged in Franklin County Associate Circuit Court with delivery of a controlled substance, a felony. He is being held in the Franklin County Jail on a $30,000 cash-only bond.
According to the probable cause statement filed by the Franklin County Sheriff’s office, Brewer allegedly sold heroin to a man and woman who overdosed at a Labadie residence Oct. 21.
The female victim was transported to an area hospital where she died, authorities said.
The male victim told authorities he met with Brewer and the female at the BP station by Kohl’s in Washington where he and the female victim bought heroin, according to the probable cause statement.
Surveillance footage from the gas station shows the victims meeting with Brewer where a transaction was made, police said.
Brewer later admitted to selling the victims heroin and that the deal was set up through Facebook Messenger, according to the statement filed in the Franklin County Prosecutor’s office.
Brewer, formerly of the Beaufort area, was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 19 on one felony count of violence against railroad carriers.
According to the federal indictment, between Feb. 1 and Feb. 22, Brewer and Michelle Phipps, 27, Washington, disabled railroad on-track equipment, by removing aluminum stabilizing braces from railroad freight cars. The braces are designed to keep the freight cars from derailing when fully loaded and moving.
Brewer was sentenced to 110 days’ shock time and five years’ supervised probation in 2015 for distribution/possession with attempt to distribute a controlled substance.
In 2011, Brewer was charged in Gasconade County with possession of a controlled substance. He was given five years’ supervised probation for that conviction.