A 19-year-old Pierron woman is charged with Drug Induced Homicide after a Friday morning heroin death in Troy, Illinois. Investigators say Elizabeth F. Brown (pictured) provided the heroin that killed 18-year-old Charles T. Gammon at his home. Police were unable to revive Gammon after getting a call just after 9:00 in the morning.
Madison County State's Attorney Tom Gibbons says there have been too many heroin deaths in recent years, and hopes the word gets out quickly that those providing the drugs will be vigorously pursued.
He says he now has the legal tools to pursue those who provide the drug, and credits the local police with excellent work to turn the case around so quickly. Drug Induced Homicide is a Class X felony, punishable by 6-30 years in prison.