North Carolina woman indicted in fentanyl death

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians has been charged with dealing fentanyl that resulted in an overdose death.

A news release from the Charlotte-based U.S. Attorney’s office said that Shannon White, 42, who lives on the Cherokee reservation, appeared in court Monday after being indicted by a grand jury.

The news release said that the charge carries a maximum term of life imprisonment if convicted.

The indictment says that White distributed fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, in January of 2019 that resulted in the death of a victim identified only as J.F.

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