CUYAHOGA FALLS — The trial of an Akron man charged in connection with the 2016 drug overdose death of a Woodridge High School student was confirmed to begin Monday at a pretrial hearing Thursday morning, according to Summit County Common Pleas Judge Paul Gallagher’s office.
According to court records, a Summit County grand jury indicted 26-year-old Jamarr A. King on 11 felony charges, including first-degree felony involuntary manslaughter, two counts of second-degree felony corrupting another with drugs, third-degree felony aggravated trafficking in drugs, four counts of fourth-degree felony trafficking in heroin, two counts of fourth-degree felony trafficking in marijuana, and fifth-degree felony trafficking in heroin.
King is free on a 10 percent of $20,000 bond. His attorney did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment.
Cuyahoga Falls police said their department and EMS responded to a report of an unresponsive 17-year-old girl in West Portage Trail’s 200 block at a little before 3 a.m. Oct. 28, 2016. She was taken to Western Reserve Hospital, where she died soon after from what was believed to be a heroin overdose. According to police, Cuyahoga Falls Narcotics Unit responded and initiated an investigation that developed a suspect. Later that day, detectives were able to arrest King.
According to Woodridge Local Schools, the girl had attended the high school for about a year after transferring from Hoban High School.
Reporter Steve Wiandt contributed to this story.
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