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Owen Man Charged in Connection to Drug Overdose Death Appears in Clark County Court

Wednesday, February 8th, 2023 -- 2:01 PM


An Owen man charged for his connection to a drug overdose death in Clark County appeared in Clark County Court on Tuesday.

According to court records, back in November of last year, authorities responded to a report of a vehicle in a ditch at W6210 Sladich Road in Greenwood. When authorities arrived, the driver of the vehicle was out walking around, but the passenger was unconscious and believed to be dead.

A deputy told EMTs about the passengers' drug use. A white substance was found on a $100 bill that had fallen out of the victim’s pocket. EMTs tried to use Narcan on the victim, but there was no reaction and he was later pronounced dead.

An informant told authorities that Jacob Faude had provided the drugs to the victim and the victim used heroin in the past. Faude is facing charges of 1st-degree reckless homicide and delivery of schedule I or II narcotics.

Faude waived his preliminary hearing and entered a not guilty plea to the charges against him. His cash bond was also modified from $20,000 to $10,000.

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