Woman indicted in Sneads Ferry overdose death

SNEADS FERRY, N.C. (WNCT)- An arrest has been made in connection with a Sneads Ferry overdose death.

On Tuesday, 38-year-old Melinda Chaulk turned herself into Pender County deputies.

Chaulk was indicted by a Pender County grand jury for the second degree murder of Matthew Eyster. According to the indictment, Chaulk sold Eyster the opioid pain pill, called Opana, which killed him.

This is the first time in Onslow County an overdose case resulted in a second degree murder charge.

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