Salem man arrested for overdose death of woman

Salem man arrested for overdose death of woman

SALEM, IL — A 38-year-old Salem man has been arrested in connection with the overdose of a Salem woman last December. Dane Hays was arrested Tuesday on a warrant charging him with the delivery of a controlled substance.

According to reports, the woman was revived by EMS personnel using Narcan. Investigators then began tracing back to where the woman obtained the fentanyl that is believed to have caused her overdose. Authorities were able to track down where the woman allegedly planned to meet to obtain drugs. They were then able to find video of that location that allegedly showed the hand-to-hand drug transaction. The overdose occurred about an hour later. Salem police say they waited to make an arrest until the crime lab confirmed the drug found in the woman’s possession at the time of the overdose was fentanyl. A warrant was issued for Hays on Monday and bond was set at $35,000.

He’s next scheduled to appear on the charge May 10 for a preliminary hearing and a first appearance with a court appointed attorney.

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