Accused dealer arrested in connection with fatal overdose

Brittany Miller

Brittany Miller

A Dayton woman was arrested Wednesday in connection with the death of an Indian Hills man, who was found dead of a suspected overdose the weekend before Christmas.

Brittany Dawn Miller, 25, was released on her own recognizance on Friday after prosecutors said they needed more time to determine charges. Attorney Maria Pence was appointed to represent her and she was ordered to return to East Fork Justice Court on March 10.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, Miller’s arrest was the result of a three-week investigation into the Dec. 19, 2020, death of Jason Kaspian.

Miller is accused of having sold the opiate-based substance to Kaspian that is believed to have caused his death.

She is scheduled to appear in East Fork Justice Court on Friday morning.

The Douglas County District Attorney’s Office is reviewing criminal charges pending autopsy and toxicology reports, Undersheriff Ron Elges said Thursday.

Miller could be facing a homicide charge in connection with the case since state law holds drug dealers accountable should someone die from ingesting their product.

“Sheriff Coverley wants the public to know trafficking and abuse of opioids is a serious and deadly problem nationwide and Douglas County is no exception,” Elges said. “Anyone selling opioids or any other controlled substance in Douglas County will be aggressively pursued by the Sheriff’s Office.”


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