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Oakdale, Minn., woman charged with murder stemming from methadone overdose

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Washington County prosecutors on Wednesday charged an Oakdale woman with murder in connection with the overdose death of a Scandia, Minn., man.


The woman, 21-year-old Emily Katherine Frye, is charged with one count of third-degree murder.

She is accused of selling Frank Eck, a 23-year-old Scandia man, methadone. Eck died Aug. 1 of what a medical examiner ruled "acute methadone toxicity."

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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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