Huntsville Police: 4 charged in man’s fatal drug overdose

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L to R: Bethany McDuffie, Jonathan Allen and Pedro Sierra (Photos; Huntsville Police Department)
L to R: Bethany McDuffie, Jonathan Allen and Pedro Sierra (Photos; Huntsville Police Department)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police say three people face various charges, including manslaughter, in the death of a 26-year-old man last week.  Corey Alexander Brower died of a drug overdose.

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On June 3, around 9:30 a.m. the Huntsville Police Department's Major Crimes unit was called to the 300 block of Spring Valley Court to investigate Brower's death.  Evidence at the scene suggested Brower died after taking a fentanyl or a heroin-fentanyl compound.  The drug task force was also called in.

Police, in connection with the Madison County District Attorney's Office, obtained three arrest warrants.  These people have been charged:

  • Bethany Ann McDuffie, 19, of Huntsville is charged with manslaughter and conspiracy to commit a controlled substance crime
  • Jonathan Joe Curtis Allen, 25, of Lacey's Spring, is charged with manslaughter, conspiracy to commit a controlled substance crime and distribution of opiates
  • Pedro Sierra, 24, of Huntsville, is and charged with trafficking opiates, possession with intent to distribute opiates, and possession of marijuana 2nd
Thomas Obarr (Photo: ALEA)
Thomas Obarr (Photo: ALEA)

A fourth arrest was announced by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency later Wednesday. Thomas Obarr was arrested and charged with two counts of distribution of a controlled substance.

Police say more arrests could come.

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