June 22 – TRINITY – A woman has been charged with supplying drugs that led to a fatal overdose in the early spring.
Ivey Tatum Elswick, 21, was arrested on Tuesday for felony death by distribution. His bail was set at $30,000 guaranteed.
The charge relates to a March 17 death on Erik Drive in Trinity, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office said.
The name of the deceased and any other information about the overdose have not been released.
North Carolina lawmakers created the “Death by Distribution Act” in 2019 in hopes that a new felony charge would help hold drug dealers accountable for the growing number of opioid overdoses.