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NJ Woman Charged In 2 Heroin Overdose Deaths

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A 20-year-old New Jersey woman has been charged with selling heroin to two people who died after overdosing on the drug.

The Union County Prosecutor’s Office said Monday that Megan Plank of Bridgewater was arrested last week. She’s charged with two counts of first-degree drug-induced death and one count of distribution of heroin.

Twenty-year-old Christopher Coppola of Bridgewater and 18-year-old Sara Malaker of Springfield were found dead in Malaker’s Springfield home on Nov. 13, 2009. Autopsies showed both died of acute heroin intoxication.

Plank is being held at the Union County Jail on $200,000 bail. The prosecutor’s office did not know if Plank was retained an attorney.

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