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Redby man sentenced to 6.5 years for 3rd-degree murder after drug-related death

BEMIDJI - A Redby man has been sentenced to 78 months in prison for third-degree murder after he provided fentanyl to a woman who later died from a drug overdose in April 2023.

According to a release from Beltrami County Attorney David Hanson, 33-year-old Jeffrey Needham, of Redby, has been convicted on a single count of third-degree murder - sell/give/distribute schedules I and II controlled substance. The sentencing comes after law enforcement found that Needham was involved in the drug-related death of a woman last year.

According to court documents, on April 26, 2023, the Bemidji Police Department responded to a call to investigate an unresponsive woman as a possible victim of a drug overdose.


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