Alleged drug dealer charged in overdose death

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Michael Tant (Photo: NHSO)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — An alleged drug dealer is charged with involuntary manslaughter after a deadly heroin overdose.

36-year-old Michael Tant faces several charges including involuntary manslaughter.

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The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office says they responded to a heroin overdose in the Kings Grant area on March 3.

Deputies found a 30-year-old man dead at a home on Wood Sorrell Road.

Investigators say they determined Tant sold the drug to the overdose victim.



Tant is being held under a $270,000 bond.