Three Chattanooga residents indicted for heroin overdose death
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – A federal grand jury returned a superseding indictment charging 27-year-old Darius Jermaine Blakemore, 27-year-old Joshua Corbett, and 25-year-old Jessica Rachels, all currently of Chattanooga.
The indictment was for conspiracy to distribute heroin resulting in the death of another individual from his use of that heroin.
The three were also each charged with distributing heroin resulting in the death of the victim from his use of that heroin.
The indictment shows the victim was found dead from a heroin overdose at his Red Bank home in February.
If convicted as charged, Blakemore faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years up to a statutory maximum sentence of life in prison, because of prior drug charges.
Corbett and Rachels face a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years up to a statutory maximum of life in prison.