Man accused of providing heroin in overdose death

December 31, 2012 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man accused of providing heroin to another man who died of a drug overdose now faces drug charges in federal court.

The Albuquerque Journal reports [auth] ( that 23-year-old Joseph Dyson is charged with distribution of heroin with death resulting and distribution of a controlled substance to a person under 21 in the August 2011 death of 18-year-old Cameron Weiss.

A criminal complaint filed in federal court against Dyson was unsealed Wednesday.

Dyson appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert Scott on Friday and waived a detention hearing.

Weiss’ mother, Jennifer Weiss, founded the Heroin Awareness Committee in 2010 and, along with other parents, has pushed for more drug addiction programs.

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