A 28-year-old Onamia man is facing murder charges for his involvement in a fatal overdose in Pine County last year.
According to the criminal complaint, deputies responded to a call about an unresponsive woman in Hinckley on June 10, 2022. The report said that the caller was unsure what the victim took, but she was a recovering addict with a history of heroin use.
Despite medical efforts, the victim died the following day from complications due to the overdose.
The complaint stated that the victim had stopped at a grocery store in Hinckley, where surveillance video showed her and Travis Sutton entering and later leaving the woman's bathroom.
Earlier this month, law enforcement discovered Messages between her and Sutton, where she arranged to buy heroin from him.
On March 17th, 2023, while in custody for outstanding warrants, Sutton confirmed he brought the victim heroin, and they used it in the bathroom. However, he told investigators that she did not give him any money for the narcotics.
A toxicology report from the Midwest Medical Examiners' Office determined that the victim died of a fentanyl overdose, and no heroin was in her system.
Sutton is charged with 3rd-degree Murder and 4th-degree Sale of a Controlled Substance. The murder charge carries a sentence of not more than 25 years in jail and/or a $40,000 fine.