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Bond lowered for man charged in overdose death

From staff reports

A Whipple man who had been indicted for involuntary manslaughter had his bond lowered Thursday.

Darin Craig, 24, of of 615 Dalzell Road, Whipple, was given a lowered $50,000 personal recognizance bond in Washington County Common Pleas Court Thursday.

Craig was recently indicted on five counts related to the death of Samantha D. Seevers, 24, of Marietta, on Sept. 17.

Craig faces:

• Involuntary manslaughter, a first-degree felony.

• Corrupting another with drugs, a second-degree felony.

• Complicity to trafficking a fentanyl-related compound, a fifth-degree felony.

• Complicity to trafficking a fentanyl-related compound, a fifth-degree felony.

• Obstructing official business, a second-degree misdemeanor.

Craig is accused of providing the opioids linked to Seevers’ overdose after Marietta Police allegedly obtained cell phone messages confirming a meeting between Seevers and Craig to purchase heroin.

Seevers was found with a needle in her arm behind the Seventh Street Speedway in Marietta the following morning of the alleged exchange.

Craig’s original bond set in Marietta Municipal Court was $250,000.

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