A boyfriend and girlfriend were arrested in Gloucester on charges they provided a fatal bag of heroin that was shared by another boyfriend and girlfriend, one of whom died Feb. 17 of overdose, according to the Gloucester Times.
Jeremiah Sullivan, 32, and Rheanna Bednarik, 31, who each have a criminal record for past drug violations and were on probation, face charges of distributing heroin, driving under the influence of drugs, and leaving the scene of an accident from a traffic crash.
According to the Times, Sullivan and Bednarik confessed they sold heroin to Amanda Scola, who shared the drugs with fiance, Michael Rogers. Rogers later died.
Another Gloucester man, Andrew Moulton, 27, died of heroin overdose Feb. 21, increasing calls for substance abuse programs in the diverse fishing community in the North Shore.