A Bethalto woman has been charged in connection with the overdose death of a neighbor earlier this year. 59-year-old Marcia R. Bacus of the 100 block of Heatherland has been charged with Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance. Investigators allege she delivered less than a gram of a substance containing Oxycontin to 47-year-old Sheila Schumacher of the 600 block of Prairie in late February.
Schumacher died, and the case was originally investigated as a drug-induced homicide. Schumacher was found dead in her home February 28. Bail for Bacus was set at $25,000.