Wilmington man charged with involuntary manslaughter in overdose death

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SUNSET BEACH, NC (WWAY) —  Sunset Beach Police arrested a man for involuntary manslaughter after he allegedly delivered and administered a fatal substance that killed someone.

Sunset Beach Police Chief Ken Klamar said Hunter McRae Morgan, 32, is charged with Involuntary Manslaughter, Conspiracy, Possession with Intent to Sell, or Deliver a Counterfeit Controlled Substance, and Sell or Deliver a Counterfeit Controlled Substance

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Klamar said the charges are the result of an investigation by the Sunset Beach Police stemming from an incident on December 16, 2016. On this date, officers and rescue personnel were dispatched to an unresponsive man on Great Egret Circle in Sandpiper Bay. Lifesaving efforts were attempted at the scene but were unsuccessful. 

The investigation determined that not only did Morgan allegedly deliver the fatal substance to the deceased, but Morgan allegedly administered the substance into the deceased’s body. Evidence collected at the scene as well as toxicology reports on the deceased led investigators to believe that the death was a result of and overdose of Acryl-Fentanyl. Chief Klamar said the victim allegedly thought he was buying heroin, but it was Acryl-Fentanyl instead. 

Klamar said Morgan was indicted on his charges Monday. Morgan was arrested in Wilmington without incident yesterday and is currently being held in the Brunswick County Jail on a $1,000,000 bond.

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