Two people are in custody and facing murder and related charges following the overdose of a man in Waconia, according to the Carver County Sheriff’s Office.
According to the sheriff’s office, deputies responded to a medical call involving an unresponsive adult in the 600 block of 1st St. E in Waconia on Aug. 15. Upon arriving, deputies noted evidence consistent with recent intravenous drug use and suspected the unresponsive adult had died of an overdose.
After obtaining a search warrant for the residence, deputies recovered hypodermic needles and a substance – suspected to be heroin – that tested positive for fentanyl, according to the sheriff’s office.
According to the sheriff’s office, further investigation led deputies to believe that 24-year-old Alexander Brent Finney and 26-year-old Nicole Elizabeth Marini sold the victim the controlled substance. Finney, a Chaska resident, has been arrested and charged with 3rd degree murder, according to the sheriff’s office. Marini, a Fridley resident, has been arrested and charged with aiding and abetting 3rd degree murder, according to the sheriff’s office.
It is unclear if either suspect has an attorney.