Louisville man faces federal heroin charge in overdose death

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Louisville man is among the first in the area to be federally charged with selling heroin to someone who later died of an overdose.

An indictment handed down Wednesday shows Logan Charles Silliman is charged with intentionally distributing heroin last December to an unnamed person who fatally overdosed.

While dozens of people in central and eastern Kentucky have been sentenced to prison for similar crimes, a Department of Justice official says Silliman's arrest marks the first of its kind in the state's western district. It's also the first to come from the Heroin Investigation Team. The partnership between federal and local law enforcement was announced last year.

Silliman also faces two heroin possession and distribution charges. It's unclear if he has an attorney.

© 2017 Associated Press


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