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Deputies arrest heroin dealer after 23-year-old dies from overdose

Summit County Deputies arrest heroin dealer after man's death.  (Source: MGN Online) Summit County Deputies arrest heroin dealer after man's death. (Source: MGN Online)
SUMMIT COUNTY, OH (WOIO) -

Summit County Sheriff Deputies follow the breadcrumbs to a man accused of selling heroin that killed a 23-year-old in September.

After the body of 23-year-old Tyler Bornstein was discovered in a vacant lot on Alfred Road in Coventry Township, the Summit County Sheriff's Crime Scene Unit began their investigation.

Detectives say that drug paraphernalia was located near Bornstein and information gathered revealed he didn't die at the location where he was found.

After an autopsy it was determined Bornstein died of a heroin overdose.

Investigators soon discovered that Bornstein was not alone when he took the fatal drugs, that he was in fact with another 23-year-old male, and the two purchased the heroin from a dealer in Akron.

Officers arrested Bornstein's acquaintance and charged him with tampering with evidence and obstructing justice.  He was booked into the Summit County Jail.

The arrestee helped officers identify the dealer.

The Summit County Sheriff's Office Detective Bureau and the Summit County Drug Unit continued the investigation and identified the suspect as 19-yaer-old Anton Pickett  of Akron.

On October 9, arrest warrants were issued for Pickett on charges of involuntary manslaughter, corrupting another with drugs, and trafficking in drugs.

On October 10, a search warrant was executed with the assistance of the Sheriff's Office SWAT Unit at Pickett's Akron residence.

Pickett was taken into custody and booked into the Summit County Jail.

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