BEDFORD, Ohio - Bedford police are sending a message to anyone who plays a role in deadly overdoses.
"If you are helping someone get drugs, if you're selling drugs and someone dies it's on you and we're going to do everything we can to prosecute you," said Bedford Deputy Police Chief Rick Suts.
In July 2016, 19-year-old Nate Sorm died from an overdose of heroin mixed with fentanyl. Police launched an investigation, just like they do with any deadly overdose in Bedford. That investigation led to three people being charged in connection to Sorm's overdose death.
Police said the drug dealer, 32-year-old Timothy Terrell, was charged with involuntary manslaughter. Francis Organiscak, 29, was with Sorm when they bought the drugs, according to police. Organiscak was also charged with involuntary manslaughter. Organisak's mother, Cynthia Misnik, was also charged in this case because police said she knew her home was being used as a drug house.
"This isn't the first time at this house. In 2015, on the exact couch where Nate lost his life, another individual overdosed," said an undercover drug officer. That person did not die.
Terrell, Organiscak and Misnik have all pleaded guilty. All three are due in court next week for sentencing.