Man charged with drug induced homicide

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EFFINGHAM, Ill. (WTHI) – In Effingham County, Illinois a man is officially charged with drug-induced homicide.

The state’s attorney filed the charge Monday against 23-year-old Jay C. Miller of Altamont.

Police say Miller delivered a substance to a woman.

They say Miller knew the substance contained heroine, and the woman then injected that substance.

Officials say that woman, 29-year-old Jessica James of Effingham died as a result of the injection.

The charge of drug-induced homicide carries a prison sentence from 15-30 years. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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