Clarksville woman charged with supplying illegal drugs leading to overdose death


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) — A Clarksville woman has been charged with second-degree homicide for selling drugs to a man that led to his death in 2021.

Clarksville police say Angela Darlene Brown, 45, met the victim and supplied him with drugs shortly before he was found unresponsive by law enforcement on June 10, 2021 in a Kingsbury Drive house. The 34-year-old was taken to Tennova Healthcare where he later died.

Police said the toxicology report showed the victim’s death was caused by acute poisoning combined with drugs including fentanyl. Drug overdose death investigations can be difficult to pursue and depend on many factors, police said. The investigation must show that the death was caused exclusively by the illegal drugs and that a specific person was responsible for supplying the drugs shortly before the death.

Brown was indicted by the Montgomery County grand jury for second-degree murder. She was arrested on Tuesday.

“Prosecuting those responsible for distributing illegal narcotics is one of the focal points of my administration,” District Attorney Robert Nash said. “Drug overdoses have reached epidemic proportions and we must take a stand and hold those who distribute the drugs accountable for their actions.”

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