Effingham Man Arrested on Drug Charges Related to Overdose

Carter, William R. M.

An Effingham man has been arrested in connection to an overdose.

The Effingham Police Bureau of Patrol received a report of a possible overdose of an 18-year-old girl Thursday around 8:30 a.m.

When the officers and detectives arrived at the hospital they determined the drug taken was a prescription narcotic which was obtained illegally from an Effingham man, 20-year-old William Carter.

Detectives found prescription drugs and drug paraphernalia inside of Carter’s home after conducting a search.

Carter was taken into custody and charged with manufacture and/or delivery of a controlled substance, a Class 3 Felony.

The investigation is still continuing, and additional charges and arrests are pending.

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