Granite City man charged for heroin death

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – A 29-year-old Granite City man has been charged for the death of a woman who overdosed on heroin.

John P. Lance is charged with drug-induced homicide for the death of 25-year-old Sara Brewer on Jan. 2, 2014.

Madison County State's Attorney Tom Gibbons accuses Lance of providing Brewer with heroin before she overdosed at her home. Lance is also charged with one count of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance.

Lance faces up to 30 years in prison for the homicide charge and up to seven years in prison for the delivery charge.

He is not in custody. Bond is set at $500,000.


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