Woman Charged After Winston-Salem Man Dies From Heroin Overdose

Drug Dealer Charged In Overdose Death

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- A woman has been charged in connection with distributing heroin to a man who died from an overdose in Winston-Salem.

Kelsea Jewel Harris was arrested in King and charged with Second Degree Murder Distribution of Drug.

Winston-Salem Police said Kevin Flaherty, 56, died on January 24 from what they believed was due to a heroin overdose. Police investigated it as a suspicious death at the time.

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Harris was later charged after the Forsyth County Medical Examiner’s Office determined Flaherty had died from heroin toxicity.

"If you're out distributing drugs or providing drugs that leads to them dying, then you're going to be brought to justice for that," explains Lt. Michael Cardwell. "The community is owed that.  The family members are owed that."

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Harris was placed in the Forsyth County Detention Center under a $150,000 secured bond.

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